Foolproof Hard-boiled Eggs

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Foolproof Hard-boiled Eggs


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Cooking Time

Preparation Time :2 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 22 Min


Serves : 3
  • 3 eggs

  • water


  • Place eggs in medium saucepan, cover with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, fill medium bowl with 1 quart water and 1 tray ice cubes (or equivalent).
  • Transfer eggs to ice bath with slotted spoon and let sit 5 minutes.
  • Tap each egg all over against countertop to crack shell, then roll egg gently back and forth several times.
  • Begin peeling from air-pocket (wider) end.
  • The shell should come off in spiral strips attached to thin membrane.
  • Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for several days.
  • You can double or triple this recipe as long as you use a pot large enough to hold the eggs in a single layer, covered by an inch of water.