Easter and Easter eggs go hand in hand. Once cannot imagine Easter celebrations without those beautiful bright colored Easter eggs. The egg is considered as a sign of rebirth or as a symbol of the beginning of a new life. Eggs have been an Easter tradition for centuries, while there is no reference of eggs in the bible, this tradition could have been inspired by various pagan traditions that symbolized fertility and life. During Easter you can either make your own Easter eggs or buy them from the store. To make traditional Easter eggs and or to decorate these eggs, you need to learn how to boil Easter eggs or how to cook Easter eggs.
For decorating an egg, you need to have hard boiled eggs to make the decoration looks good and the eggs last for longer, if the eggs are not boiled properly then the eggs may get spoiled ruining your beautifully decorated Easter eggs. There are few steps that one needs to follow while boiling Easter eggs before you can decorate them.
Here are simple steps that you can follow to learn how to boil Easter eggs.
How to boil Easter eggs
- Start by taking a large saucepan, place the eggs at the bottom of the pan, avoid crowding the eggs.
- Add about two inches of cold water to the pan and place on a medium flame and allow to boil.
- Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water to prevent the eggs from cracking and avoid the egg white from running out. You can also use salt to avoid eggs cracking. Salt is also helpful as it makes peeling eggs easier.
- You can now place the burner on high and allow the eggs to boil.
- As you find the water boiling keep them out from the flame for few seconds.
- Once the water starts boiling, allow the eggs to simmer for 15 minutes.
- If you are not sure whether they are boiled properly, crack open one egg to test.
- If you feel that they have not boiled than you can still keep the eggs for another 10 minutes.
- Once the eggs are boiled take them out from the pan using spoon or you can take out the warm water and fill some cold water in the saucepan.
- Place the eggs in cold water until they are cold.
- Once they are cooled keep them in a closed containers, hard boiled eggs need to be eaten within a week or they may go bad.
- If the eggs are cooked properly than they appear to be moist and deep orange.
- You can make eggs of different colors by adding natural food coloring to the water and boiling the eggs in batches, this would give you eggs of various colors that your kids would love.
You can follow these simple steps on how to boil Easter eggs to have the perfect hard boiled Easter eggs that you can serve them during your Easter lunch or dinner or you can gift these beautiful hard boiled Easter eggs to someone as a traditional Easter gift.