The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Are you ready to decorate some hard boiled eggs for Easter? First, you need to start with boiling the eggs to perfection, which isn’t always easy. We’ve all had hard boiled eggs where the shell wouldn’t peel easily. How do you avoid this? What is the trick? After years of testing multiple theories, Blossman families found a few techniques that have proven to be successful every time.

While the eggs are boiling, check out these links for inspiration and tutorials on how to decorate your Easter eggs. This year, get creative with your designs!

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Three Musts When Boiling Eggs:

Eggs must not be fresh! 10 days old is the average. (Do not use eggs that are expired.)
Do not boil eggs for longer than necessary.
After cooking, let the eggs rest in an ice-bath for roughly 5 minutes.


1. Place raw large eggs in medium saucepan and cover with at least 2 inches of cold water.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. (Optional. Salt helps solidify the proteins within the egg making them easier to peel but it does not affect the egg’s flavor.)
3. Place the pan over high heat on your gas range until it reaches a boil.
4. Turn heat on lowest setting, cover, and let sit for 13-15 minutes.
5. Remove eggs from the pan and place them in an ice-water bath for roughly five minutes.

*Note, if you are using medium sized or fresh yard eggs, you may want to let sit on low heat for 11-13 minutes.