It may seem like an easy task, but making perfect hard-boiled eggs can be challenging. The pitfalls are numerous – from an ugly green ring around the yolk to eggs that are nearly impossible to peel. Follow these simple steps to the perfect hard-boiled egg every time.
- Choose a stainless steel (not nonstick) saucepan that’s large enough to fit all of the eggs without stacking them on top of each other.
- Place eggs in a single layer in the saucepan.
- Add water to cover, and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 15 minutes.
- Drain; immediately rinse with cold water.
- Store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
Make a large batch of hard-boiled eggs at the beginning of the week for a quick snack or breakfast, slice for a sandwich or burger topping, chop and add to salads for a protein boost, or whip up some egg salad.
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