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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Place the Eggs in a Pot
Eggs in Pot

Step #1 - Choose the Pot

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Hard-boiled eggs make a great snack or addition to salads, sandwiches or wraps. Although boiling an egg may seem simple, it takes precise timing to yield a perfectly hard boiled egg with no cracks or unsightly green yolks.

Cooking eggs in batches will save time and effort. Hard boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator, unpeeled, for up to a week. Only cook as many eggs as you plan to eat within one week.

Choose the size of your pot based on how many eggs you will be cooking. For even heating, the eggs should be placed in a single layer on the bottom of the pot; do not stack the eggs. The pot must also hold enough water to cover the eggs by one inch.

Place the eggs in the bottom of the pot in a single layer. Because most people do not keep their eggs on the counter at room temperature, these instructions have been tailored to work with refrigerated eggs.

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