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    Instructions for the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

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    Cook Time:

    18 mins

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    13 mins

    AmyZoe's Note:

    Last weekend I undercooked my hard-boiled eggs and decided instead of putting them back on the stove I should save time and microwave them for a minute. Well, the eggs exploded (I salvaged the pieces). Now you know why my nickname is Runs with Scissors. Ironically, I came across instructions for hard-boiled eggs in The Amish Cook at Home just as I was getting ready to make more. The Amish Cook says cooking a hard-boiled egg isn't as simple as throwing it into a pot of water because the timing is important (you don't want an overcooked or undercooked egg). Thanks to the Amish, my shells came off easily, the eggs cooked perfectly, and I didn't microwave anything.

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    Serves: 12


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    1. 1
      Put the eggs in a pan of cold water.
    2. 2
      Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes (i.e., once it boils only cook 2 minutes).
    3. 3
      Turn the heat off. Cover the pan and let stand for 11 minutes.
    4. 4
      Transfer the eggs to cold water and let them soak until cooled. (I rinsed my eggs a couple times in cold water and made sure I waited until they were completely cooled before removing shells. Later I thought I should have put some ice cubes in the water to speed it up.).
    5. 5
      Peel off the shells and enjoy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 25, 2012


      I needed hard boiled eggs for red beet eggs so went with this method. I followed the instructions other then I made 18 eggs. They cooked up nice and were easy to peel. I did add salt to the water too.

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    • on May 17, 2010


      This recipe makes the perfect boiled egg! Thanks!

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    • on May 02, 2010


      I will never have geen yolks again, thanks to you, AmyZoe Very clear easy instructions to produce perfectly hard boiled eggs with NO GREEN YUK around the yolk. thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Instructions for the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

    Serving Size: 1 (50 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.5
    Calories from Fat 42
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 186.0 mg
    Sodium 71.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.1 g
    Protein 6.2 g

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