I pour some water into a pan, gentle put eggs in it, bring the water to a boil for maybe five minutes, then stop boiling and let the eggs sit for a while in the water—sometimes ten minutes or when I forget about them, an hour or even more. As I said, I’m very hit and miss.
I always have mixed results. Sometimes I can get the shell off the egg or at least some of it and sometimes I tear the egg up so much trying to get the damn shell off, I give up and throw the egg away.
You see, I just never took the time to actually find out the proper procedure on how to boil eggs. I did this past Tuesday—did a Google search.
I placed the eggs—five of them—in a saucepan, large enough for a single layer.
I added cool water, covering the eggs by about an inch.
I heated the eggs to a boil. When it reached that point, I removed the eggs from the heat. I put a lid over the saucepan.
Since they were extra large eggs, I let them stand in the saucepan for 12 minutes. If the eggs were smaller, it would require less time. You get the idea.
I then drained the water and put the eggs in a bowl and put it in the refrigerator. I like my hard-boiled eggs cold.
A couple hours later, I had a couple of the eggs. They were perfect.
Maybe you think this is a post I should get rid of at some point as it’s not all that interesting, but I’m going to keep it up just in case I want to prepare more hard-boiled eggs sometime in the future. If I can’t remember the correct way to do it, I’ll know where to go on my Google search.
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