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How to boil eggs: Hard-boiled egg recipe

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Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons white vinegar
  • Ice bath

Chef notes

Never have a green, overdone yolk again when you hard-boil your eggs. Achieve a uniform yellow throughout your yolk by taking the eggs off the heat the second the water starts boiling. So, even though they're called "hard-boiled" eggs, they never really get boiled. Geoffrey Zakarian also pierces a tiny hole into his eggs before he boils them, which makes a world of difference when it comes time to peeling.

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Preparation

1.

Use a needle to pierce a small hole into each egg.

2.

Place the eggs in a pot with the vinegar, and enough water to cover by 1 inch.

3.

Bring the eggs to a boil and then turn off the heat and cover. Set a timer to 6 minutes for soft, 8 minutes for medium, and 10 minutes for perfectly cooked-through eggs.