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This is the way I've "boiled" my eggs for a couple/three decades now:

Not much effort or heat source...
Posts: 17066 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I do mine that way too. I knew the fresher the egg the more difficult to peel so I was happy to hear the hint about keeping it in the ice water for 5 minutes, wish I knew about that when I made 100 deviled eggs for the wedding a few weeks ago!
Posts: 975 | Location: Florida | Registered: Aug 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use this method as well, except that I use extra large eggs, so I keep them covered in the hot water for 15 minutes instead of 10. And, I keep them in the ice bath 20 minutes.

After much trial and error, I now get perfect results each time. Never overcooked and super easy to peel.
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Me too!

Posts: 5918 | Location: On the prairie of Kansas | Registered: Dec 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Not that it doesn't on occasion happen but I rarely get a green rim. Also I don't want my yolks 'creamy' I want them dry.

Also I find that a gas stove and an electric stove are two quite different animals. And I have electric!
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That's the American Egg Boards recommended way to hard cook eggs as well. I rinse with fresh cold water a couple of times right away and then add the ice to the bath.
To get them cracked without the shell sticking to the egg white I drain off water when eggs get chilled, put the pot lid on & shake it like a popcorn pan to crack the shells. Then I add more cold water for them to soak in while I peel shells.
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LoS, Just leave them in the hot water longer...for a harder set yellow.

I've cooked with electricity and gas - prefer gas. It didn't take but one time of leaving a pan on the electric burner and drying out whatever was in it for me to remember to remove the pot from that burner when I wanted to stop the cooking.

With this method though, I've never had soft-set yolks.

Lurah, I shake my eggs in the drained pan too. Then cover with cold water. Smile Great minds.

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Posts: 17066 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've lived in 40 different homes, each with a different stove. I got tired of trial and error. So this is how I make my hard-cooked eggs and they turn out perfect no matter what stove I have to cook on.

Posts: 4482 | Location: In the beautiful Tennessee Valley, between the Cumberland Plateau and the Great Smoky Mountains. | Registered: Jul 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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