Whether you’re looking to make deviled eggs for Easter brunch or to dye them fun colors, spring is the season for hard-boiled eggs. But, before you get to the fun part, make sure you’re boiling your eggs the right way.

If you’ve ever cut open a hard-boiled egg and found a green ring around the yolk, you’re familiar with that unappetizing sulfur smell and chalky flavor. That ring is a sure sign that the eggs have been overcooked. Follow the recipe below to make sure your eggs are cooked perfectly and easy to peel.

Keep in mind, fresh eggs are great for scrambling and frying, but eggs a few days old will peel much more easily.

Perfect hard-boiled eggs

Serves 6


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 pot of water


  1. Place the eggs in a large pot and fill with cool tap water until water is 1 inch above eggs. On medium heat, bring pot to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 3 more minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and let stand 8 minutes. Transfer eggs to an ice bath, and let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Dry completely before dying.

This egg-boiling recipe will guarantee no more ugly green ring around your yolks. Eggs can stay refrigerated up to 3 days.

Dying eggs with shaving cream

Enjoy this fun way to dye eggs with kids or friends. Everyone loves seeing how the cosmic swirls come out. Plus, the whole house smells great in the process!


  • Hard boiled eggs (make sure they’re dry and cool)
  • Food coloring (Neon is great for Easter)
  • Straw or knife
  • Cookie sheet
  • Paper towels or water


  1. Cover a cookie sheet with cheap, white shaving cream.
  2. Drizzle food coloring across the cream.
  3. Use a straw or knife to swirl the color droplets around the shaving cream.
  4. Place eggs on pan and roll around or cover in the colored shaving cream.
  5. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Scoop eggs out of shaving cream and set on paper towel.
  7. One, by one, gently wipe excess cream off of the eggs or rinse with a light trickle of water. Place in basket or plate. Keep refrigerated.

Tip: Use sandwich bags or latex gloves to avoid getting any dye on your hands.




Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.