Tip & How-To about Cooking
Cooking the perfect hard boiled egg can be surprisingly difficult.
Start by filling a pot with lukewarm water and placing it over a very low heat.
This doesn't need to be the lowest flame setting on your stove top but it should be low.
A good comparison is the flame should be as high as you would have it if you were cooking rice.
Gently place the uncooked eggs into the water.
Pour about a tablespoon of vinegar into the pot. The vinegar will not alter the flavor of your eggs, it will just help the shells peel right off of them when they are ready.
Do not cover the pot.
Keep an eye on the pot for when it boils.
Once the water has come to a rolling boil set your timer for 14 minutes.
Once the timer sounds, remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl of cool water.
Eggs peel best if they are cold so if you need to peel them right away, do so under a stream of cold water from the faucet. If you can wait, put them in fridge in a closed container so that the sulfur smell doesn't permeate other foods in there. When you're ready to peel them, simply take them out and watch as the shell is removed easily, thanks to the vinegar!
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