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Mima's Truly Excellent Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

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Mia Knerly-Hess
Added: Friday, October 12, 2007


Eggs. It's best if they are actually a little bit older.
A Pot or large sauce pan with a tight fitting lid
A timer.
A large glass pot or casserole dish
Ice cubes

It seems complex but this makes the BEST, easiest to peel
Hard Boiled Eggs:
Let eggs stand until they are a bit cooler than room
temperature, figure about 1/2 to 1 hour. Place eggs in sauce
pan with 1 inch of water above them. Place the pot on a
burner and cook on HIGH but COVERED until the eggs'
water begins to rapidly boil, about 7-10 minutes. Set the
timer early and keep checking on them. A glass lid on your
sauce pan really helps! Once the water is rapidly boiling,
remove the pot from the heat and generously sprinkle salt
into the water.
Cover and let sit for 1/2 hour.

In the glass bowl, put very cold water and ice cubes.
Transfer the eggs (I use a pasta ladle) from the pan to the
cold water. Let them sit in the cold water for AT LEAST 1/2
hour. Gently pat dry and put them back in their little egg
container. Or make deviled eggs or egg-whatever!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
However many eggs you make!
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
At least 1- 1/2 hours.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This seems a bit time consuming, after all
--- they are just Hard Boiled Eggs! But the difference is in
the peeling of said eggs! I eat a lot of eggs as they are easy
protein and very good for you. When you go to peel them,
crack the end that has the little air pocket in it, You'll feel it,
there will be a "gap" feeling and will easily give under your
thumb. Peel the shell away from that end and then roll the
egg in between your hands, kind of like you're warming it up.
This loosens the shell and makes it much easier to remove.
I got this info off a website and it all truly makes a huge




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