It's Almost Easter....Time to Boil Eggs

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you'll know that I've written about boiled eggs a few times already. I feel the need to get this post out there at Easter time, when the boiled egg is the centerpiece of any good Easter egg hunt.

So, it's a lot of the same, as my method for egg boiling does not change, but I tried to give you some new pictures to ponder this time. I'll post the dyed eggs as soon as they are ready!

Perfect Boiled Eggs

from Julia Child's How To Cook Everything

makes 12 eggs


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 3 and 1/2 quarts of water
  • 1 Large Stockpot


  • Lay the eggs in the pan and dd the cold water.
  • Set over high heat and bring just to a boil.
  • Remove from heat, cover pan, and let sit exactly 17 minutes.
  • After the 17 minutes, transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice cubes and water.
  • Chill for 2 minutes.
  • (This next step, I do not do, but Julia does, so I am including it here: Transfer the eggs to the boiling water again and let boil for 10 minutes. Return the eggs to the ice water, craking the shells in several places.)
  • Chill the eggs in the fridge.