Hard Boiled Eggs: Set and Forget

by on April 15, 2016
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Summary: Slow and low.

  1. Fill pot loosely with eggs in a SINGLE LAYER
  2. Fill pot with cold water to barely cover eggs and place on stove top
  3. Turn stove top onto medium-high heat, and put pan of water on the burner.
  4. Prepare bowl of water with about four cups of ice cubes. Set aside.
  5. Add 1 TBL salt and 1/4 cup white vinegar to hot water and stir until salt is dissolved.
  6. (optional) Every 2 minutes or so, use a tongs and rotate egg (to center yolk)
  7. Continue to heat until signs of boiling start to appear.
  8. Move pan from medium heat to FULL HEAT and quickly bring to full boil.
  9. Once water is to a full boil, remove pan from burner.
  10. Let eggs sit in hot water for 2 minutes if you want soft boiled eggs, 4 minutes for medium boiled, or 6 minutes for hard boiled
  11. Dilute hot water with tap water, then dump most of water being careful not to crack the eggs.
  12. Repeat dilution of hot water two more times.
  13. Place eggs in bowl previously prepared with cold water and ice cubes
  14. Allow eggs to remain in ice water for 10 minutes
  15. Drain, dry and refrigerate.

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