Hard-boiled Eggs

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Hard-boiled Eggs


I had to get into the discussion on this one! I have always been told to start the eggs in cold water,add few drops vinegar should one crack this seals it, bring to boil, turn off heat, cover and let stand 10-15 mins. Run under cold running water, add ice to water to get the eggs cold as soon as possible, this will ensure fluffy tender yolks, and tender whites, but also eliminates the black ring that occurs around the yolk if you don't cool the eggs. Tap the eggs on the counter top and roll them with the palm of your hand and under running cold water the shells will peel right off. I know this is basic stuff to us old uns, but please remember all the newlyweds, and those new to cooking, these tips make all the difference in the results they get.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :0 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 15 Min


Serves : 12
  • 12 eggs

  • water


  • Place eggs in pan and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.
  • Cover and quickly bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  • Let stand for 15 min for large eggs (18 min for ex-large and 12 min for medium eggs).
  • Rinse in cold water and place in ice water until completely cooled.