Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Whether you want to make deviled eggs or egg salad, one thing stands in your way—boiling the eggs. Luckily, it's fairly simple as long as you follow a few simple instructions. We've boiled (no pun intended) it down to five easy steps:
Pro tip #1: To help prevent the eggs from cracking while boiling, remove the eggs from the refrigerator and let them stand at room temperature for a minimum of 5 minutes before cooking.
Pro tip #2: The fresher the eggs, the more the shell membranes will stick to the shells. We recommend buying and refrigerating eggs a week to 10 days in advance of hard-cooking. Check out more tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs here.
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