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How to make perfect hard boiled eggs

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1

Place the eggs in a pot of water

Ensure there is 1 inch of water above the top of the eggs. The eggs will float, but you can estimate an inch of space.

2

This will help the shell separate from the egg after it is cooked.

3

Place pot on stove, put on the lid and turn the heat on high
4

Turn the stove off

Once the water comes to a rolling boil, turn the burner off and leave the pot on the stove for 15 minutes so that the eggs will finish cooking perfectly.

5

Chill the eggs by placing in cold water

This will cause the eggs to stop cooking, and help you separate the egg from the shell.

I like to do this by carefully ladling them into a bowl full of cool water.

Once they've cooled, I drain the water and leave the eggs in this bowl in the fridge.