How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs
For Large SOFT cooked eggs: Let stand in the hot water for 1 to 4 minutes.
For Large HARD cooked eggs: Let stand in the hot water for 15-17 minutes.
When they are done setting up drain the hot water and immediately cover with cold ice water.
For the SOFT cooked eggs: Let sit in the cold water until cool enough to handle, peel and serve.
For the HARD cooked eggs: Let sit in the cold water until complete cold...then use as needed.
Use older eggs, they peel better
If you want to keep the eggs from cracking while boiling before putting them in the water, pierce the large end with a needle, which also makes them easier to peel.