How to Boil an Egg
You would think boiling an egg would be fairly easy considering you only need two ingredients...eggs...and water (and ice, but does that actually count as another ingredient since it is actually water???).
So anyway, for years I would always just guess on boiling eggs, or I would google it every time I wanted to hard boil a batch. Goodness knows why it took me this long to buckle down, experiment and find out what works once and for all.
Here are the basics...
So after you have your week old eggs, put them in the bottom of a saucepan and just cover with water. Put the whole shebang on the stove - high heat. YOU HAVE TO WATCH BOILING EGGS! You have to start timing from when the rolling boil actually starts. Watch them boil for 3 minutes (or set a timer), then turn the heat off. Leave the pan where it is, still hot, but not boiling for 12 additional minutes. Plunge the eggs into an ice bath for 3 minutes. Peel.
I've tried lots and lots of recipes that don't boil the eggs, but they are never done enough for me, so I have to do this bit more time sensitive method. If this sounds like an annoying amount of work to you, it is. ...but it is better than buying the $3 pack of hard boiled eggs in the deli section. ...and who wants cobb salad without hard boiled eggs? ....and who can have burgers and corn on the cob without deviled eggs?
When it comes to peeling, I only have two tips.