The Easiest Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (Technique)

The Easiest Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (Technique) created by Izy Hossack

There are many ways that work well to boil eggs such as adding salt (who needs that extra salt?), using a needle to poke a hole in the eggs (way too tedious and unnecessary), adding ice or vinegar for easy peeling, etc., etc., etc. Unfortunately, those methods are all too time consuming for most people. I've been using this technique since I was a teenager (so long ago). This technique is perfect and the absolute simplest above all the others. Oh, and no utensils needed either, how cool is that!?! :) A similar method for pasta is Recipe #30358

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  • Place eggs in medium saucepan. Cover with water 1" above the eggs. Place on stovetop over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and cover. Let sit 18-20 minutes.
  • Pour cold tap water into pot allowing the hot water out by holding the pot on a slant. Let eggs sit in cold water for 1-2 minutes, then peel easily.
  • NOTE: (no garbage disposal/shells for gardening method) I peel the eggs under running cold water with a colander underneath to catch the shells. I placed the eggs onto paper towels to rid excess moisture for egg salad, OR place peeled eggs into a bowl of cold water, cover and refrigerate where they keep for about 4-5 days.
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"There are many ways that work well to boil eggs such as adding salt (who needs that extra salt?), using a needle to poke a hole in the eggs (way too tedious and unnecessary), adding ice or vinegar for easy peeling, etc., etc., etc. Unfortunately, those methods are all too time consuming for most people. I've been using this technique since I was a teenager (so long ago). This technique is perfect and the absolute simplest above all the others. Oh, and no utensils needed either, how cool is that!?! :) A similar method for pasta is Recipe #30358"
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  1. Guy Cook
    I've given up on other ways to hard-cook and egg. Steaming works better than any other way I've tried, and the eggs always peel easily, fresh or not. It is also faster because the smaller amount of water needed to steam them comes to boil faster. I find about 12 minutes for large eggs works well. Try it. Once you do, it will be the way you hard-cook eggs in the future.
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    The Easiest Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (Technique) Created by Izy Hossack
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  5. Ronda K.
    I wanted to make deviled eggs for thanksgiving dinner but I usually don't have very good success at boiling the eggs. So I tried this method. It worked great! I did have one problem though, not enough room on the platter for all the eggs that turned out wonderfully!
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