How to boil & peel eggs

Cooking hard-boiled eggs is easy—until you've had them come out green or labored over peeling them. Here are the secrets to getting them perfect every time

Prick

Prick

Prick the rounded end of each egg with a push pin. (This releases a little air so they don't crack.) Note: Ultra-fresh eggs are difficult to prick. Let them sit in the fridge for about a week before cooking.

Bring to a boil

Bring to a boil

Cover eggs with cold water by about an inch and bring to a boil.

Let stand

Let stand

Remove from heat, cover pan, and let eggs stand 12 minutes.

Drain

Drain

Drain eggs, holding the pan lid ajar.

Shake

Shake

Shake eggs in pan to crack them all over.

Soak

Soak

Fill the pan with ice, add cold water, and let eggs sit about 10 minutes (this makes them easy to peel).

Peel

Peel

Peel off shells.

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