I LOVE Easter! As a Sunday school teacher, it is a special time for me. It is deeply fulfilling to teach others how Jesus died on the cross to save us all. My youngest son was born the day before Easter (the year he was born) and so now we have one more thing to celebrate during the Lenten and Easter season. My family knows how I love to celebrate simple things like a random Tuesday so you can probably imagine what a big celebration Easter is around our house. Lots and lots of food. Lots and lots of love.
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I try not to dwell on perfection too much because I have learned that can really drive me crazy. Seeing as how I am just the right amount of crazy right now, I don’t look for any new frustrations. My Easter eggs are kid created. Sloppy, silly, and way less than Martha Stewart perfect pretty much sums up our Easter eggs. However, I do have two pet peeves. I hate when we crack open those Easter eggs and discover that there is color all over the inside because the egg cracked while boiling. Without fail I hear from the children words like “yucky” and “gross.” Those are not pleasant or joyous words. I want the joy! My second pet peeve is watching the kids destroy the egg and then toss it into the trash because they couldn’t get the eggshell off.
This year, I decided to turn to my readers for their expert advice. I posted the question on boiling perfect Easter eggs on my Facebook page and my readers came through with some great advice.
Boiling Perfect Easter Eggs
Kortney: Bring your water to a rolling boil. Add eggs to boiling water using a spoon. Boil 10-15 minutes. Pour out hot water and rinse with cold water. Shells peel right off. Every time!
Connie: The best thing I’ve ever received as a gift is a (affiliate link) Dash hard boiled egg maker. Gadget pokes tiny hole in egg and automatically shuts off. Start to finish is 7 minutes. Egg shell slides off sooo easy! Perfect yolk. Can also do soft boiled and small omelette. Available at Walmart and on Amazon.
Rosemary: Put ice cubes in water after they are cooked you have drained them and put cold water on them. It really helps with the shell coming off more easily.
Linda: Put cold water in pan with eggs, boil for 4 or 5 minutes, drain, put cold water over them and start peeling.
Monica: Bring to a rolling boil, add a tsp of baking soda, add eggs, shut off burner, cover and sit on burner for 11 minutes. Then, immediately run cold water over them. Works perfect for me!
Donna: I have my 89 year old mother do them for me……..sad really!
Hey Donna! I LOVE your advice. Is your mother available to come to my house around 3:00 in the afternoon when the kids are ready to color eggs?
Thank you so much ladies for sharing your fantastic advice for boiling perfect Easter eggs. More joy and less frustration is what is in store at the Wiley house this year thanks to your tips. Happy Easter to all of my Juggling friends. May you have a blessed Easter.
Do you have any tips on boiling perfect Easter eggs that you would like to add? If so, leave me a comment and share your best tips.