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Thread: Boiling eggs.

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    Boiling eggs.

    Just tried this and it really works. Bring eggs to a boil. Turn off heat, let sit for 18 minutes. Eggs are perfectly hard boiled, no black rings around yolks. Maybe everyone knew this but me.
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    I too was very happy when I discovered this, not that long ago.
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    Works every time. These are the directions in my Betty Crocker Cookbook.

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    I learned that from Barefoot Contessa! I like to make pickled beets and eggs. they make the best hors d' ourves (appetizers). Great on a Greek Salad too!

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    I've been doing this for sometime and it's the only way to have perfect boiled eggs. I tried the baked ones and was not satisified with those. I'll always bring mine to a boil and turn off heat and cover and let set for 15 minutes.

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    You really don't have to let them sit so long (depends on how hard you want them)but do turn them off as soon as the water boils. When ready, drain the water and then put lid back on pot, shake to crack the shells a little and fill with cold water, easy to peel. The other two things that I do is, add lots of salt to water, this will help even new eggs easy to peel and also add vinegar to the water and if they crack while in boiling water, it will cause the eggs to gel, kind of like doing poached egges.
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    Thanks for the hints. Have promised deviled eggs for the Bishop's visit reception Sunday.

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    Just curious...are you ladies using a gas or electric stove?

    Also, for judi wess - If you like deviled eggs with sweet pickle relish, then try using only sandwich spread in your egg yolks. My MIL taught me this trick. Makes delicious deviled eggs every time. I sprinkle paprika on top to give some color when serving. If you don't have an egg dish, use lettuce leaves on a large tray as the egg holders & spread some cherry tomatoes among them. Very festive & pretty & edible! I put a layer of paper towels under to keep the eggs from sliding around too much, although, they will still slide some. The lettuce helps.
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    I use a smooth cooktop but remove them from the heat and cover after the water boils

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    Barb, any cooktop will work...just bring eggs to a boil. Turn off the heat...if electric or smooth top, take the pot and put it on a hot pad to cool.
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