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A Gruszecki tradition and now ours, is that each person gets a colored egg at the beginning of the meal, right after "grace". Each person uses his/her egg to tap on everyone else at the table, while wishing them a Happy Easter. Part of the trick is to be the last one with an egg not crushed. After you smack eggs with everyone at the table, the egg gets peeled and eaten.
The following are a few hints that will help you cook the best hardboiled eggs:
The fresher the egg, the harder it will be to peal it. You should purchase your eggs 2 weeks before you'll be cooking them in order to get them to peal easy.
And, the way to get the yolk to be in the center of the egg after it's boiled, is to store them on their side. This relieves the pressure on the membrane within the egg that holds it suspended.
The green coloring on the outside of the yolk is caused by cooking them too long. Cooking by the directions below will eliminate that.
"I have been trying to make hard boiled eggs that didn't turn green for years. I even bought one of those stupid eggsact in water hard boiled egg timer with no avail. I made the PERFECT hard boiled eggs with this technique. They even peeled beautifully and I used eggs that I had bought only the night before! Thank you!!!"- mish210
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1. Place the eggs in a pot with enough cold salted water to cover. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes only, then take off the heat and let the eggs sit in the pot, covered, for an additional 10 minutes. You'll get perfectl;y hard boiled eggs using this method, without the outside of the yolk turning green.
2. Drain the water out and either run cold water in or use ice cubes. If you don't cool them off quickly enough, they will develop a green skin between the yolk and the white.
3. Peel the eggs, quarter and plate them.
4. If you wish to dye them, purchase "Paas" dyes other another edible dye version and follow the package directions.
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DoubleChin 10 months agoI've tried this method twice and perfection both times! The eggs are not rubbery or green. Super easy.
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pattyadragnablum 1 year agoGlad someone else knows to not use ' fresh ' eggs! Martha told me 'it was a good thing' many years ago.LOL!
mish210 1 year agoI have been trying to make hard boiled eggs that didn't turn green for years. I even bought one of those stupid eggsact in water hard boiled egg timer with no avail. I made the PERFECT hard boiled eggs with this technique. They even peeled beautifully and I used eggs that I had bought only the night before! Thank you!!!
jacquizurawski 2 years agoThis will be the 3rd year I use this recipe for Easter eggs - I almost panicked when I couldn't remember where I had seen it because it has worked perfectly every time I've used it!
Jeh12345 2 years agoI followed the directions to a T & mine cracked, which would be fine except for when you are trying to color Easter eggs. Bummer!!
tifferosu 3 years agoBest eggs I have ever made!!!
Estee_C 3 years agoThe best way to cook hard boiled eggs.
CapnRon 4 years ago[I posted this recipe.]