After doing my “research”, I’ve discovered there are lots of ways to make the perfect boiled egg. Here’s what I have found to work when boiling an egg at high altitude. Also, if you’re dyeing eggs for Easter I just shared how to dye white and brown eggs so hop on over and check that out.
How To Boil Eggs at High Altitude
Here are my tips:
- Make sure all of your eggs sit flat on the pot not piled on top of each other.
- Ensure that the pot is on a burner that fits over it not too small.
- Once you’ve laid the eggs in the pot make sure the water fully covers your eggs.
- Place 2-3 teaspoons of salt in the water depending on how big your pot is. This helps prevent cracking and makes peeling easier.
- Let it come to a rolling boil at medium to high heat.
- Take them off the heat, cover the pot and let them sit for 15 min. for med-hard and 20 minutes for fully cooked. Set your timer.
- Now take them out they should be fully cooked. Place them in cold ice water and peel as needed or store for later use. The cold water helps with the peeling.
Note, you can cook it for a shorter time for soft or medium cooked eggs. Also, note that if you’re egg has been in the fridge the cooking time may vary.
Enjoy your hard boiled Easter eggs for dyeing or simply for breakfast.