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how to make perfect hard boiled eggs



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Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total: 12 minutes

Servings: 8

Cost: $0.73 /serving


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Step 1

Gently place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a medium pot. Fill with cold water to cover eggs by 1-2 inches. Heat the pot on high and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once it starts boiling, turn off the heat, remove the pan from the burner, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

Step 2

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a large bowl of ice water and let cool until just slightly warm, about 4-5 minutes. (This will cool them quickly and prevent further cooking, plus make them easier to peel.)

Step 3

When the eggs are cool to the touch, peel by gently tapping the eggs on the countertop so they’re crackled all over, rolling eggs between your hands to loosen the shell. Holding the egg under cold running water, start peeling at the large end where the air pocket is.

Step 4

Slice, dice, or enjoy whole.

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