I comfortably fill the bottom of the pan (whatever size - it depends on how many eggs you want to cook) and cover eggs with cold water. Put them on the burner and turn it on high. Watch for when it starts to boil and time for ten minutes. Turn the heat down to keep them boiling steadily, but not hard. At ten minutes, take them off the heat and cool down quickly. They're perfectly done every time, hard in the middle without the gray around the yoke. For very small eggs, I cook for 9 minutes. For super jumbo double-yoke eggs, I boil for 12 minutes. Enjoy your eggs!
I bought an egg timer from Crate and Barrel that you drop in the water as you boil your eggs. It changes colors to show you when your eggs are cooked to your liking. It is the BEST invention! It works every time!
Remove eggs from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking: if they are very cold, they will crack in hot water. Gently lower eggs into small saucepan two thirds full of simmering water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a gentls simmer set a timer for 10 minutes. Then take out eggs and plunge them into a bowl of cold water. Cracke shell, put eggin cold water for 5 min.
Choose a pot large enough so that the eggs are not crowded. Cover the eggs in the pot with cool water and set the eggs in the pot on the stove uncovered. Turn the stove onto the highest heat possible and bring the water to a boil. Remove the pot from the burner and put the lid on. Let them sit this way for 10 minutes and then drain the water, run the coldest tap water possible on them and throw a bunch of ice cubes over them too. A quick cooling process is important so that you don't develop a green/grey sulphur ring between the yolks and the whites. It's not harmful if the ring does develop, it's just not very appetizing.
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790 1/29/11 8:22 A
12 min in boiling water with just a touch of vinegar. Cool and peal.
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I've tried many ways and this is the best ever, The thing I have learned is to wait a few days of purchase before boiling the eggs, this way the shell comes right off and have a perfect hard boiled egg each time!
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638 1/28/11 9:48 P
fill pot to just cover eggs, turn on high heat, set your timer for 12 mins. when timer goes off eggs are done.
put eggs in pot,cover with water- bring to boil-cover-take off heat and leave covered for at least 10 mins- best hard boiled eggs ever
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70 1/27/11 12:03 P
Sauce pan, cold water, cover,boil, 20 min
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85 1/26/11 10:51 P
I fill up a sauce pan full of cold water. Put the eggs in and boiled for 20-25 minutes. Works perfectly every time.
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That is how I do my eggs but I usually leave them for about 20 min..make sure that you rinse them in cold water..and yes I have found out that older eggs work the best..I have been cooking for about 40 yrs and can say that adding anything to the eggs doesn't work..Good Luck..
I put into a pot large enough for the desired amount to rest on the bottom without over crowding, cover with water (cool) and bring to a boil. Turn water off and cover and allow to sit for about 10-15 minutes. Drain and cool. I've tried adding salt or vinegar to the water to ease in peeling but have never found it to be effective. The older eggs seem to peel easiest.
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74 1/24/11 10:38 P
I put my eggs in water. Turn on burner. Bring to boil. Boil for 7 minutes. Turn burner off. After about 3-5 minutes I drain off water and put under cold faucet water, drain, peel, and enjoy!
If eggs are very fresh, they will be super hard to peel when you hard-boil them. Best to wait about a week after you buy them before hard-boiling.
Here's how I do mine. Set them out for about 30 minutes so they are room temp. Then put them in a pot of cold water, enough to cover the eggs by about an inch. Best to use a pot that is not going to give the eggs a lot of room to bounce around. I usually fit 8 or 9 eggs in a medium saucepan.
Add 1T salt and 1T vinegar to the water. This helps make the shell come off easier later.
Bring the water to a boil, and then let them boil for about 14 minutes. Then drain them and put them in an ice bath to cool them quickly.
I cover the eggs with water and bring to an ALMOST boil,turn the heat off, cover with a tight lid and in 20 min, drain, cover with ice cubes and let cool. Perfect every time!! I think that the ice makes them peel easier
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