Egg--actly how to hard cook an egg!

Hello Peeps:  I'm not sure how I've missed knowing eggactly how to hard cook an egg all these years, but the other day after emptying the egg carton, I stumbled upon this information printed inside the carton lid......

In case you can't read this, I'll reprint it:  There are three easy steps

  • Place the eggs into a saucepan.  Fill with cold water.  Be sure the water covers the eggs by about two inches.
  • Bring the water to a full boil.  Once it's boiling, put a lid on the saucepan and remove it from the burner.  Let the eggs stand for 12 minutes still covered by the lid.
  • Place the eggs under cold running water until they are completely cooled.  Safely tap egg on a hard surface to crack the shell.  Continue peeling until the eggshell is completely gone.

Now Peeps...I'm no spring chicken but I've never hard cooked an egg this a matter of fact, I've never even boiled an egg this way.  My grandmother never taught me to cook an egg this way and neither did my mama.   Whatever happened to putting the eggs in the pan, covering them with water and turning on the heat.   Now is the time to go about your business and when you remember to go back into the kitchen, you turn the heat off since the eggs are no doubt  good and hard boiled by this time.  Works every time for me. 

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. 


  1. Ah... yes, the "forget about them" method does produce a hard-boiled egg, but I always had greenish colored yolks, which I can't stand! Using the "new" method they come out perfect (except for the last time when I turned the heat on too high to start them boiling, and the yolks were not quite done.) Isn't it amazing what we can learn, even at our "prime" age?

  2. Kathy, I have heard from several saying thih is truly the way to boil an egg! Okay, I'll give it a try.

  3. I love it. How to cook eggs right up there with directions about what we can and cannot eat, see, say, pray, sing.... Yep, great information all right!

    What a fun post!


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