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How to Cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs?

This is going to be a really short post, but I thought I’d make it a separate one so it’s easy to find.

So you may be asking, just as I had for a few years after I got married, How to cook perfect hard boiled eggs? Ones that are pristinely yellow, no greenish/grey around the edges due to overcooking, and no undercooked middles?

Here’s how I do it. I learned from a couple sources, and it’s so simple, I don’t know why I didn’t start doing it this way before.

Fill your pot with water just enough to cover your eggs completely. Place the eggs in the pot. Well I guess you can put them in the pot first if you like and then cover them with water :)

Then place the pot on the stove and bring to a rolling boil. Once it starts boiling, turn the heat off and cover the pot and let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes for large eggs (10 minutes is perfect for medium eggs).

Then take the pot to the sink, dump out the hot water and fill with cold water. Refresh the cold water when it starts getting warm again, until the eggs are completely cooled.

Now you’re ready to cook perfect hard boiled eggs!  Use them for Deviled Eggs, salads, egg salad sandwiches, or just as they are! Enjoy!