Unrecipe of the Week

I love to cook. I am confident and intuitive in the kitchen, and I don’t need to rely on a recipe to make a wonderful meal. Except when I want to hard boil eggs.

Go ahead and Google “how to make a hard-boiled egg” and you will get many different answers, ranging from 9-17 minutes. Some add vinegar or salt to the water, others don’t. After a little trial and error, here is my  fool-proof method:

Fool-Proof Hard Boiled Eggs:

Place large eggs in a small pot, and cover them with cold water. Set the pot on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat down so the water is gently simmering,and cover the pot. Cook for 10 minutes.

When the eggs are done, run cold water into the pot (with the cooking water still in it) to start the cooling process. Peel and enjoy!

WikiHow has an interesting way of telling if the eggs are done or not: Whirl the egg on a table or countertop. If the egg spins quickly and evenly, it is hard-boiled. If it spins slowly and wobbles off to one side, it is soft-boiled.

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