You either love them or hate them. Hard boiled eggs are made in my house nearly six times a year, typically around a holiday for an appetizer, or simply as a healthy snack. There always seem to be that question, each and every time they are made; How long do they cook? Here is my answer and one worth looking back on as you get perfect eggs, each and every time.
- Cold water
- 1/2 tbs of vinegar
In a large saucepan, add your eggs and cover with enough cold water to cover at least an inch or more over the egg. I let my eggs sit in the cold bath for about five minutes. Add the vinegar. Bring the water to a rapid boil, cover, and remove from the heat. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12 minutes. Once they are done cooking in the water, remove them with a slotted spoon and add them to a cold bow of ice water to prevent them from cooking. After several minutes, remove them and place in a bowl.
When you are ready to eat them, tap them on a plate, or on the counter, and begin peeling away the shell. Serve with salt and pepper, or simply eat them plain. As a note, store them in the refrigerator for up to five days.