The next way I tried to make them was to bring them to a boil, turn the burner down to medium, and heat for 12-15 minutes before cooling in ice water. The next way was to bring it to a boil and let it continue for 8-10 minutes before cooling in running water. They ALL turned out about the same, AWESOME! But, the best way I've found to make them appears below as a recipe. Since I am single, I only make 4 at a time, bulk it up for the amount you want to make
- 2 TBSP distilled white vinegar
- Enough water to cover plus 1 inch
- 4 large eggs
- Bring water and vinegar to a boil over a high heat.
- Gently add eggs (so they don't crack).
- Reduce to a slow boil, and heat for 14 minutes.
- Remove eggs and cool in an ice bath or under running cold water for 15 minutes.
✔ Using the vinegar helps make them easy to peel, you won't taste it
✔ Cooling them for that time shrinks the yolk so they slip out cleanly
✔ Eat cooked ones within 2 hours or refrigerate for up to a week
✔ If the yolk has a greenish color, they are overcooked
✔ Small eggs need less cook time, extra large need a little more
Remember, recipes are guidelines, not a blueprint. Take some time to figure out what works for your hard boiled eggs by experimenting with times, temperatures, etc. for the size and type of eggs you normally get. But overall, enjoy...