Ever wonder whether you should be putting your eggs in already boiling water? Whether they should be boiling for 10 minutes or 5 minutes? Ever started to peel those freshly hard-boiled eggs and think 'I hope they're done'? Well, if you have, now you can stop because I'm going to tell you the secret to boiling the perfect hard-boiled eggs, and when I mean perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs I mean hard-boiled eggs with the yellows yellow and not a spot of green on them, no over-doneness and no under-doneness, just, beautifully cooked hard-boiled eggs. Another upside to cooking the eggs in this manner is that they peel much easier and cleaner, no nicks or chunks missing from the white! Yay!
So, to cook perfect hard-boiled eggs you need to....
1. Put your eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water, put enough water into the pot to just cover the eggs (about 1/2" or less above the eggs)
2. Put the pot on the stove and bring to a boil, uncovered
3. When the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a lid, let the eggs sit thus for 8 minutes
4. After 8 minutes rinse the eggs in cold water a couple of time until they are cooled and then peel