Here’s A Foolproof Way To Cook And Peel Your Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs, or hard-cooked eggs, are one of the most practical foods out there. They’re probably the most affordable and convenient source of protein. You can add them to your toast, make scotch eggs, add them to a salad, put them in a breakfast quesadilla or a sandwich, or just eat them plain with a sprinkle of sea salt. Hard-boiled eggs are one of the easiest foods to cook ahead of time and they’ll wait patiently for you in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them, up to about one week.

Hard-boiled eggs are extremely easy to make. Here’s a foolproof technique.

1.  Place your eggs in a sauce pan. Fill the pan with enough cold water to cover the eggs by about 2 inches.

2. Bring the water to a boil over medium heat.

3. Once your water is boiling, remove the pot from the heat and put a cover over it.

4. At this point, set your timer.

5. Let your eggs sit in the covered pot for about 12 minutes. If you want your eggs more on the soft-boiled side, just take them out a few minutes sooner.

6. Cool the eggs quickly in cold water and gently peel. If you peel the eggs under the water it’s much easier.

7. You can serve your eggs immediately or put them in the fridge for a later date.