Hard Boiled Eggs

Nothing to read here…not really.  I am just writing to let you know that I cooked hard boiled eggs tonight.

Perhaps I’ll get lucky, however, and snag some unsuspecting reader — someone searching “hard boiled eggs” — and they scroll down and read a rant or two and decide to come back for more.

hard-cooked-eggsBut that’s only a hope.  What really matters here, like it or not, is eggs.

As an aside, it isn’t always easy to talk about eggs, you know.   The…uh, well, let’s say the pedigree of egg lovers has been tarnished a bit by Edie the Egg Lady in John Waters‘s Pink Flamingos.  Edie likes eggs…and she likes the Egg Man.  “Eggs!  Eggs!  Eggs!”  (See for yourself.)

For me, I’m somewhat less emphatic.  Eggs are a nice, easy snack.  Plus when I see them in the fridge it reminds me that I have muffins in the cupboard.  (Not sure why.)

So here is my simple hard boiled egg “recipe.”  Fill a pan with just enough water to cover your eggs, but don’t put the eggs in the pan yet.  Get the water boiling first.  Then turn off the heat and gently place your eggs in the hot water.  Cover the pan.  (That’s important.)  Remove the pan from stove and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12 minutes.

If you really like HARD boiled eggs, you might let them sit for as long as 15 minutes, but I think that’s too long.  Less is more when cooking eggs.  Go down to 10 minutes instead.

After the eggs cook, don’t drain the water, but put it under a flow of cold tap water until the pan is filled with cold water.  Let the eggs cool for a minute.

That’s it!  Now put them in fridge, especially if you have muffins in the cupboard that you don’t want to forget.

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