With summer coming cool meals are desirable and boiled eggs can be used for egg salad, deviled eggs, an addition to other salads or just by themselves for a quick breakfast or snack. Perfect for lunch boxes too. Let me tell you how to boil the perfect egg.
Place your eggs in the bottom of a sauce pan and cover them completely with cold tap water. Cover the pan with a lid and place them on medium heat and bring to a gentle boil and boil 1-2 minutes. Leave the lid on but turn off the heat leaving them sit on the burner. Let them sit for 10-12 minutes. Pour off hot water and run cold water on them for a bit to cool them down some.
See the pretty yellow yolk? The yolk does not have that dark or greenish ring around it that over cooked eggs have and they are not rubbery. These eggs are firm yet tender and cooked through. Of course everyone cooks a little different so experiment a little with timing and your eggs will be perfect too.
To peel them, I gently tap eggs on a flat surface all over to crack the shells into small pieces. Gently peel off the shell and rinse if needed. Here is a link for a fast way to shell an egg. I have tried his method and though it mostly worked for me, it also broke my whites sometimes. I think the way I do it is just as good.
Update: There are some wonderful tips in the comments so read them too!
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