Tip: Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs

jPaul Gaskill

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@capnpaul

By Kevin D. Weeks.


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Serves:

as requierd

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

eggs as required

Directions Step-By-Step

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1. Place the eggs (as many as you want) in a single layer in the bottom of a lidded sauce pan.
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2. Fill with water to a point 1 inch above the eggs
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3. Place over high heat and bring just to a good boil.
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4. Immediately remove from heat, cover, and allow to sit for precisely 16 minutes.
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5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to an ice water bath to stop the cooking.
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6. Peel and use.
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Note: Eggs that are a week or more old are easier to peel than fresh eggs and eggs that have spent the night in the refrigerator are easier to peel. You can also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water to make them easier to peel.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Hashtag: #eggs boiled