Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs with a creamy center and beautiful color by using a simple cooking method.
You guys…I have so much to tell you – but first, I want you to meet sweet, baby Georgia!
If you love baby horses (especially ones with blue eyes), you will love this photo shoot!
(p.s. If you love her as much as I do, we’d love it if you’d leave a shout-out on her page and share it!)
Ok, on to the 2nd order of business. I need your help. Tell me…, should I do the 365 Project?
I’d love your opinion. Do I need another project in my life? Can I find 365 photos, one to shoot every.single.day of the week?
So, why would I even consider such a daunting task? (I’m a glutton for punishment, maybe?) 🙂
Excellent question! Well, because …
- I am loving the photography and editing process
- I want to get better and improve my photography skills
- I want to shoot something other than food (shock of nations, right?) 🙂
- it holds me accountable and committed to doing something I love
- why not?
So help me dear friends… Yes? No? Thoughts? = 365 Project Challenge?
Ok, let’s get on to cooking the perfect egg, which you probably all know how to do. But since I can’t ever seem to remember, the bottom of this post is for me. 🙂
Hopefully one of you will find it useful too!
p.s. My favorite eggs to use are Egglands Best, but any eggs will do. Do you have a favorite brand?
Cover them with 1″ of cool water.
Follow the instructions below, then get ready to plunge the finished eggs into a cold water bath to stop the cooking. I use a colander like this.
Don’t you love how creamy the yolk is? Perfect yellow (no gray) and perfectly done!
Sliced in half, they’re ready to use in Deviled Eggs, sliced on a Salad, or mashed for an Egg Salad sandwich. Or just use them for snackng!
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- Fresh eggs are way harder to peel unless you use a hard boiled egg peeling machine
- If you get gray around the yolk, it’s because the egg is over-cooked
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
- 6 to 12 eggs
- Place eggs in a large saucepan. Do not overcrowd them! Cover eggs with cool water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat. When water reaches a boil, cover saucepan and remove from heat. Let stand 12 minutes.
- Transfer eggs to a colander and place under cool running water to stop the cooking.
- Eggs can be peeled and served immediately.
Recipe from Martha Stewart at How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
that cat is gorgeous, Kristi! The challenge sounds fun!
Thanks Mimi! He is my baby. 🙂
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
I love horses! (rode Equestrian in college) And that cat photo is gorgeous!! I say go for it: the 365, because….why not??
Hope you had a great 4th Kristi!! 🙂
Thanks Renee! I was raised with horses, so I am a huge fan! The 365 challenge – want to join me? 🙂 Have a wonderful (and safe) 4th!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
Wow, Kraiit those a beautiful photos. A 365 project sounds awesome! Definitely go for it!! I have a friend tha is doing a one sec a day for 365 video. It’s such an awesome way to document life.
Have a great weekend!!
Thank you Cindy! I’m really proud of the photos – I’m so glad you like them. 365 Project does sound like a good idea – I just hope I can stay committed! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
YUM, your pics make me craving for some eggs now. I’ve just had lunch though 🙁 gotta wait for the dinner. I’ll follow your tips. If you enjoy photography go for the challenge!
Thanks Daniela! It’s just breakfast here, so I’ll have one for you! Haha! Have a great weekend!
Brilliant recipe, Kristi!
Thanks Jessica! Have a great weekend!
You should definitely go for it, Kristi! Your photography is already amazing, but I can just imagine how awesome it would be by the end of a challenge like that! And I love your tips on hard-boiled eggs. Definitely gotta remember some of these the next time I make them! 😉
Thank you Sarah! I so appreciate the compliment! I think I will do the challenge!
Georgia is so beautiful, and so are those photos! You did a great job, and the cat is so pretty, too. 🙂 You love projects, and that photo a day sounds like the perfect way to tap even further into your photography. Go for it! I don’t know how many hard boiled eggs I’ve over boiled in my life, but it’s a lot — they’re so chalky when they’re over done. 🙁 Great how-to on getting them just right. 🙂
Thanks Marcie! I’m really proud of Georgia’s photos – and Jammies (the cat) is my baby, so it’s hard for me to not catch him at the perfect moment since I’m focused on him all the time. He doesn’t make a move without me knowing it! Including posing! 🙂
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Love these tips, Kristi! Simple, but important! And that challenge sounds like a great idea! I say go for it! 🙂
Thanks Alyssa – want to join me? 🙂 I’m looking for a photography partner! 😉
Chocolate Shavings says
There’s just something so amazingly delicious about a perfectly cooked hard boiled egg. And I couldn’t agree more — fresh eggs are harder to peel!
You are ssssoooo right! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
Awhh your cat is ever so cute!
Thanks for the tips – I hate it when the yolks come out grey and rubbery :'( Never again!
Also, the challenge sounds so fun!
Consuelo – I’d ask you to join me on the photography challenge, but your photos are already amazing! And, thanks for the compliments on Jamaica…he is my baby. 🙂 I capture him every single second I can. 🙂
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
What beautiful animals! And I must admit that I don’t really have a favourite egg brand but I do love the eggs that my friend Celia gives me! 😀
Thank you Nigella! If I had a friend that gave me eggs, I’d probably love those much more too! Have a wonderful week!
Heather Murchison says
Wow – I’ve never seen a horse as distinctive looking as Georgia and your photos of her are lovely. It must have been fun to spend the day with her. Did you take her home?? And of course, Jamaica looks so sweet. I love your challenge, especially your reasons for taking it on and YES you should go for it. You’re amazing!
Thank you Heather! Yes, I wanted to take Georgia home ~ but she stayed with her family! Thanks for the compliments on Jamaica. The 365, oh yes ~ I am doing it! You should join me with all your beautiful travels! 🙂
Edyta @ Innocent Delight says
Great photos Kristi! Go for 365 project 🙂
Thank you Edyta! I think I’ll do it – you all have given me so much encouragement! 🙂 Have a beautiful week!
Love these tips on getting the perfect hard-boiled eggs! Now if I can just find someone to peel them for me. Hate doing that. Your pictures are gorgeous. I definitely think you should do the photo challenge!
Thank you Christin! I don’t like peeling them either ~ I am sssooo with you on that! Ok, I’m doing the challenge. Care to join me? 🙂 Have a fun week!
Tandy | Lavender and Lime says
This is a new egg boiling method to me! I bought myself an egg boiler a few years ago as that solved all my timing problems 🙂
I’ve never even heard of an egg boiler Tandy! I’m going to have to look into that! 🙂
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
Georgia is just so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! HER EYES!!!!!!!!!!!! And your cat!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 You TOTALLLLLLY have to take the 365 day challenge!!!!!!!! You'll get to do what you love EVERY SINGLE DAY! And that is just the best thing ever! <3 I love having hard boiled eggs but most of the times I end up getting gray yolks! I am sure that is going to change now! 😀
Ok, you’ve convinced me – I’m doing the 365 day challenge. Thank you for the compliments on Georgia and Jamaica! I do love the photography, so the challenge is probably the best thing for me. 🙂
Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron says
Sounds like a fun project! And I love those photographs. Georgia is adorable and so is your cat! Awww!
Thank you Ruby! I will tell Georgia and Jamaica! They will love it. 🙂
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I’ve never heard of 365 project so I’m definitely checking that out.
It will be a challenge for sure. 🙂 Good luck Tina!