Here is an idiot proof way to do perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
Things You Will Need
Water, a pot, eggs, salt, baking soda (optional)
Step 1Fill a pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs. Cold water keeps the eggs from over cooking.
Step 2Place the eggs into the pot, being cautious not to drop or crack them.
Step 3Add enough salt to make the water salty.This strengthens the membrane of the eggs by raising the pH, in turn making the eggs easier to peel.ÃÂ You can also do this by adding half teaspoon of baking soda per quart of water.
Step 4Put the lid on, light the flame and bring the water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, turn off the flame and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10-15 minutes.The heat from the pot and water is enough to continue cooking the eggs so they are not runny.
Step 5Remove the eggs from the pot and run cold water over them for a few seconds before peeling and serving. You may also be interested in this neat video that show how to blow out an egg. Hint, it involves using baking soda.
Tips & WarningsTo make the eggs easier to peel, use older eggs or add baking soda or salt to the water before boiling.