Tip: Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs

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How to Make Tip: Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs


  • 11. Place the eggs (as many as you want) in a single layer in the bottom of a lidded sauce pan.
  • 22. Fill with water to a point 1 inch above the eggs
  • 33. Place over high heat and bring just to a good boil.
  • 44. Immediately remove from heat, cover, and allow to sit for precisely 16 minutes.
  • 55. Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to an ice water bath to stop the cooking.
  • 66. Peel and use.
  • 7Note: 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.

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About Tip: Perfect Hard-boiled Eggs

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

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