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Foolproof Hard-Boiled Eggs

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READY IN:
22mins
YIELD:
3 eggs
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place eggs in medium saucepan, cover with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fill medium bowl with 1 quart water and 1 tray ice cubes (or equivalent).
  4. Transfer eggs to ice bath with slotted spoon and let sit 5 minutes.
  5. Tap each egg all over against countertop to crack shell, then roll egg gently back and forth several times.
  6. Begin peeling from air-pocket (wider) end.
  7. The shell should come off in spiral strips attached to thin membrane.
  8. Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for several days.
  9. 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.

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