How to Boil an Egg: Making Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
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The perfect hard-boiled eggs.
  • A pot and cover
  • Eggs--as many as you want, as long as they fit in the pot with some room to spare.
  • Water
  • A stove
  • A timer
  • A good book
  1. Put the eggs in the pot and cover them completely with water.
  2. Set it on the stove.
  3. Turn the stove on high and wait for the water to come to a roaring boil.
  4. When it comes to a roaring boil, set the timer for three minutes. Then wait.
  5. After the three minutes is up, turn off the stove, put the cover on the pot, and set the timer for seven more minutes. (Leave the pot on the burner.)
  6. Then wait. Again.
  7. When that time is up, take the eggs off of the stove and rinse them in cold water or plunge them in ice water until cool.
Eat within a week.
Recipe by The Simple Homemaker at