Hard Boiled Egg Guide
This method of hard boiling eggs is nearly foolproof – you pretty much can’t overcook them this way. So no more dark gray rings around the yolks!
Note: use older eggs for hard boiling – they are easier to peel.
Choose the right size pot: all your eggs should fit in a single layer on the bottom.
Cover with water: add water to cover the eggs by 1 inch.
Bring to a boil: place over high heat and allow water to come to a boil.
Boil for 1 minute: once the eggs come to a boil, allow them to stay at a rolling boil for a minute.
Turn off the heat: turn off the heat under the pot and set a timer for 14-17 minutes – the larger your eggs, the longer you’ll need.
Cool: place eggs in cold water to cool quickly
Peel: make a lot of cracks in the egg. Start peeling at the bubble at the rounded end of the egg, and make sure you get underneath the membrane below the shell, peeling off the membrane as you go.