hard boiled eggDo you think you already know how to hard-boil an egg? I thought I did up until recently, but I read the proper way to hard-boil an egg from an incredible edible egg promotion in Woman's Day Magazine. I think they probably know better than I do, so I am passing this information along to you. It's actually really easy and makes more sense than just boiling them for 10 minutes straight, like I used to do. You will be pleasantly surprised at the outcome of your eggs. They peel much easier, and are just perfectly done.

Things You'll Need:

*As many eggs as you want

*A saucepan


What you will need to do:

Step 1

Put all of your eggs that you want to hard-boil into the saucepan first. Be careful when placing them in the pan not to crack any of the shells. Even the smallest crack can ruin a hard boiled egg. Also make sure to place the eggs in a single layer in the pan so that they all cook evenly.

Step 2

Cover the eggs with cold water. Don't leave any part of the egg uncovered.

Step 3

Place the saucepan on the stove top and bring the water to a boil.

Step 4

Right after water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and let the eggs stand for 15 minutes, instead of leaving them boiling over the heat the whole time. They will continue to cook in the hot water, but not get overly done. Eggs are a pretty delicate food.

Step 5

When 15 minutes is up, move the pan to your sink and run cold water over the eggs. This will stop the cooking process completely so that the eggs don't get over cooked.

Step 6

Peel and enjoy! You will find that the eggs will peel a lot easier than they may have for you in the past. They should also be cooked to perfection. You will never boil eggs any other way again.