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How do you make perfect hard boil eggs?

How long do I boil? How many at a time can I use? When do I know when they're done?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Food & Drink

Answers (12)
  • Don't use super fresh ones. Use the ones that have been in the fridge for several days. As the egg starts to break down it created some air so the egg doesn't stick to the sell.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:16 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • *shell lol

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:16 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Boil for 15 minutes no more no less let cool for fifteen minutes as well they will come out perfect.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 10:18 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Make sure you add some salt when you first put them in the water- it makes them much easier to peel.

    Answer by skittles1108 at 10:20 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I always boil them, adding water as it steams off the top. When one of them starts to crack, I am sure they are done. I rinse them with cold water from the faucet and let them sit awhile in a cold water bath. This makes peeling them easier and cleaner.

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 10:21 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • boil for five minutes at a rapid boil, turn the heat off and leave in a covered pan for 25 min. rinse with cold water

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:25 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • adding a bit of vinegar while boiling helps prevent cracking :)

    Answer by jennient3 at 11:09 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Some good suggestions here. Love boiled eggs. I think the 15 minute max suggestion is about right.

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 11:11 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Boil the water, once eggs are in continue for 12
    Minutes. The shell just peels off.

    Answer by krisrdh2009 at 11:13 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • I wait until the water is boiled, put the eggs in,17 minutes, then immediately run under cold water. Easy to peel, and are always yellow with no green ring.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 11:26 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

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