How to Boil Easter Eggs Perfectly for Dying

How to boil easter eggs

As Easter 2018 nears, you are probably rushing around to get everything in order for this Sunday’s festivities. Perhaps you want to make some colorful Easter eggs, but you don’t know how to boil Easter eggs perfectly. Well, we can help you.

Easter is a traditional Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The custom of coloring eggs on Easter has evolved quite a bit since the time believers stained eggs red to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Nowadays, the custom has become an indispensable part of Easter. People all over the world beautifully paint hard-boiled eggs with much design intricacy and color vibrancy. And for the Easter eggs to look flawless, you need a smooth canvas to paint on. So, here’s a perfect tried and tested method of getting perfectly boiled eggs this Easter.

Eggs 101: How to Boil Easter Eggs

You can always use the dyeing kits available in stores to color eggs. But, it’s about making that perfect hard-boiled egg, which can be tricky at times. Below, you will find some simple guidelines on how to boil Easter eggs.

Instead of fresh eggs, choose eggs that are about seven to 10 days old.


  • 12 eggs
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Large pot


Put a cooking pot with water over medium heat. Gently place the eggs in the water. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water. Boil the eggs for 12 to 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat and drain the water. Let the boiled eggs sit in cold water for seven to 10 minutes. Next, to peel them off perfectly, lightly crack the egg and peel under cool, running water.

And voila! You have 12 perfectly hard-boiled eggs ready to be colored and decorated as you wish.

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