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How to Cook Perfect Boiled Eggs

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Written by Jennie Hennesay   

hard boiled eggs Boiled eggs are delicious alone or for use in  salads and other dishes.  It is sometimes difficult to get them cooked just right.  Sometimes the shells don't peel off smoothly. It may seem that sometimes you can get them cooked so the yolks are done all the way through and other times they may be a bit soft in the center, or they may be overdone and be darkened around the edges.  Here's an easy way to cook boiled eggs to perfection.

Place the eggs in a pan large enough to hold them all on one layer. The pan you use should have a tight fitting lid, but don't put it on yet.

Add cold water to completely cover the eggs.

Place the pan over heat and allow the water to come to a boil.

Turn the heat off or remove from heat if you are using an electric burner, and put the lid on the pan.

Allow the eggs to sit in the boiling water for 10 minutes.

Remove the lid and drain the hot water.

Shake the pan a little to crack the shells.

Cover the eggs with cold water and allow to stand 10 minutes.  If the eggs are still warm, pour the water off and add more cold water.  Don't try to peel the eggs until they're completely cooled.

You will be able to peel the eggs without tearing them and they will be done to perfection.

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paul said:

Thanks for the good tips. 5*
October 02, 2010
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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
Ha! I always forget and let the water boil out.
October 03, 2010
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Margie Lynn said:

Margie Lynn
Thanks, especially the peeling tips. Kudos for making the front page with this article.
October 03, 2010
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