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Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Recipe photo courtesy of GENTL & HYERS

Adding the eggs after the water is at a boil is our key to keeping the yolks slightly soft in the center for perfect eggs, everytime.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2002
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  • MS12490830
    13 SEP, 2016
    The instructions for boiling eggs in the "perfect" recipe are completely different from those in the "Eggs 101" recipe, yet both claim perfection. Which is best?
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  • Quinarra
    13 SEP, 2016
    It's worth noting that the eggs should be room temperature before placing them into boiling water. Cold eggs will immediately crack in boiling water. I usually boil for 5 or 6 minutes, then remove from heat and cover with a lid for another 5 minutes, then ice bath. It's perfect every time
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