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hard cooked (boiled not really) eggs

I don't know where I got this but it works so well...

I sometimes use hot tap water but it's not necessary

fill a pot with enough water to cover the eggs (doesn't matter how many)
add a bit of vinegar if you're worried about eggs cracking - it doesn't stop the cracking just stops the white from totally leaking out

bring the water with the eggs in it to a boil. turn off the heat and put a lid on the pot.
set your timer for 15 minutes.

when the 15 minutes is up drain off the hot water and with the lid on shake the pot vigorously to crack the shells.

run some cold water into the pot with the eggs and start peeling -
I start at the "big" end because that's usually where the air pocket is and it's easier to pinch off a portion of the cracked shell.
most of the time the shell comes off quite easily.

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Hard-cooked eggs or Boiled eggs?
I call them hard-boiled eggs, and have not used the term hard-cooked eggs. All boiled eggs
I also call them hard-boiled eggs, and there are soft-boiled also, although I've never had one. *NM*
Re: Hard-cooked eggs or Boiled eggs?
I will be interested in seeing the deviled eggs recipe.
:rectnt Italian Deviled Eggs :oed
Egg demo
Re: Hard-cooked eggs or Boiled eggs?
I was going to suggest you share your method. It makes perfect eggs. :smile *NM*
I went to a cooking demo at Clearwater Beach public library in November.
hard cooked (boiled not really) eggs
:contest *NM*
:lmao *NM*
No joke! Easiest and best eggs every time. *NM*
Are the eggs room temp or right out of fridge? *NM*
Re: Are the eggs room temp or right out of fridge?
Thanks! But I'd be afraid they'd crack going into boiling water. *NM*
I put them in slowly and sometimes one might
Re: I put them in slowly and sometimes one might
Notice nancyo says to put the eggs in with the water (she sometimes uses hot)
Re: Are the eggs room temp or right out of fridge?