Perfect hard-boiled eggs have tender whites and opaque yellow yolks, but cooked too long and the middle turns green. Learn why this color change happens and why there’s a strong odor that follows.
Cooking eggs are most likely one of the first things many cooks learn in the kitchen. Simple as it seems, there are many common mistakes that can happen. The most tragic blunder is when an olive green ring appears around the yolk and a strong sulfurous odor forms.
The dreaded rotten egg smell, yuck! Sure, this could be covered up by either scraping off the green area, hiding it in egg salad or pretending it never happened. However, if you’re not repulsed by the smell, I bet someone will take notice. So if you’d like to geek out for a moment, let’s talk about overcooked hard-boiled eggs….