To determine if an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh; if it rises to the surface, throw it away.
For the perfect hardboiled egg, cover eggs with cold water and bring the water to a full boil. Add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking. Remove from heat and let sit in water for 13 minutes.
To determine if an egg is hard-boiled, spin it. If it spins, it is hard-boiled. If it wobbles, it is raw.
Add about two tablespoons of white vinegar to the water and eggs when boiling fresh eggs. When the eggs are cooked, cooled, and ready to peel, the shells peel off so much easier. Happy Egg Peeling!
When slicing a hardboiled egg, try wetting the knife just before cutting.
When separating eggs, break them into a funnel. The whites will go through, leaving the yolk intact in the funnel.
I’ll be adding more tips to this page over time! If you’re craving some easy breezy recipes, here are a few amazing recipes to try with eggs: