Eggs, Hard Boiled

How to make a perfect hard boiled egg

Eggs, Hard Boiled
Eggs, Hard Boiled

PREP TIME

2

minutes

TOTAL TIME

14

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

2

minutes

TOTAL TIME

14

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 6-12

    eggs

Directions

Make sure that you have eggs that are several days old. Put the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan, covered by at least an inch of cold water. Starting with cold water and gently bringing the eggs to a boil will keep them from cracking. Adding a tablespoon of vinegar to the water will help keep the egg whites from running out of any eggs that happen to crack while cooking. Adding half a teaspoon of salt is thought to help both with the cracking and making the eggs easier to peel. Put the burner on high and bring the eggs to a boil. As soon as the water starts to boil turn off heat and let sit for one minute. After a minute, remove pan from the heat, COVER, and let sit for 12 minutes. Either remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl of ice water or strain the water out from the pan, fill the pan with cold water, strain, fill again, until the eggs have cooled down a bit. Once cooled peel the eggs and store the eggs in a covered container in the refrigerator. They should be eaten within five days. If you have boiled a batch that are difficult to peel, try putting them in the refrigerator for a couple of days; they should be easier to peel then.

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