What’s inside: Step-by-step guide to steam eggs, for perfect hard-boiled style eggs every single time!
This Easter I boiled eggs for the first time in my life — yes, I admit it!
Even wilder: my husband, amazing cook that he is, had never boiled eggs before either!
So of course, seeing that my eggs turned out decent, he decided to one-up me. (Which I don’t really mind, since I very much enjoy eating his food!)
Except my husband didn’t actually boil his eggs…he steamed them! And let me tell you, those steamed eggs were absolutely amazing! They practically melted in your mouth!
This easy “steaming trick” is now our go-to method to cook hard-boiled eggs. They’re perfect every time!
Why Steam Eggs?
- Eggs are easier to peel
- No green ring around yolk
- Perfectly white egg, rich creamy yellow yolk
The BEST part is that the whole “process” is actually super easy, with no extra prep, no longer cook time, and no fancy equipment needed.
How to Steam Eggs
STEP 1- Fill a large soup pot halfway with water and bring to a boil.
STEP 2- Place a metal colander over the pot and reduce heat to medium so it doesn’t boil over.
STEP 3- Cover colander with the lid from the soup. There will likely be a gap between pot and lid, which is perfect to vent the steam.
STEP 4- Leave eggs covered to steam for 12-15 minutes, depending on desired doneness. We did 14 minutes and the yolks were just a touch soft in the middle– just right, in my opinion. 🙂
STEP 5- When time is up, remove colander from pot and place eggs in an ice bath to stop them from cooking further. Your perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs are ready to eat immediately.
Be sure to check out my husband’s equally amazing trick to cook perfect salmon at home!
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