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Hard Boiled Eggs

This article was prompted by a question from my daughter the other day. She called and asked, "Mom, how do I boil hard boiled eggs?" At first, I thought it was a silly question, but then realized that although I'd been doing it for over 40 years, I had probably asked someone the first time I tried it also. So I figured there might be other young cooks out there, wanting to ask the question, but afraid of looking as my daughter said, 'dumb'.

All you need to cook hard boiled eggs is a saucepan and a timer. The timer can be anything from your watch to one of those fancy timers sold in the gadget section of your local super center. Me, more often than not, I use the 'timer' function on my stove. The Better Half uses the timer on the microwave.

Place the desired amount of eggs in the saucepan and cover with cold water. Place the saucepan over the stove eye and heat over medium high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.

Start the timing process and let the eggs boil for eight minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.

Carefully drain off the water into the sink. Fill the pot with cold water again. Keep doing this until the water in the pot stays cold. For some reason, and yes, this may only be in my mind, but it seems if you cool the eggs quickly under cold water, they are easier to peel.

There you have it, Kat's way of cooking hard boiled eggs. Time tested and Mom approved.