Making hard boiling eggs sounds easy – and it is – however, hard boiling them so that the shells do not crack takes just a little bit of TLC.
This method is the simplest and works so well … just be sure to keep an eye on them to turn the stove OFF when the water hits a full, rolling boil. This is important so that the shells stay in tact. If you wait too long, some make crack a little.
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How To Hard Boil Eggs
Place eggs in a cold saucepan.
Fill pan with cold water to 1 – 2 inches above the eggs.
Place the pan on high on your stove.
Bring the water to a rolling boil.
Leaving it on the heating element, turn the heat off.
Time the eggs for 10-12 minutes.
Drain the hot water out.
Fill with cold water to make them cool enough to handle.
Peel or store in refrigerator with the shells on.
If you are making deviled eggs, I suggest peeling them instead of storing them with shells. They will be easier to peel if you do it right away. When coloring Easter eggs, allow them to cool for 1 hour or more.
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