To hard-boil eggs:
Place the eggs in a pot and cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Cover and turn off heat; let sit for 10-12 minutes.
In a bowl, combine a few handfuls of ice with just enough water to cover.
Drain eggs and plop them into the ice water.
Let sit for 10 minutes, until thoroughly cool.
Now they are ready to peel! All you need are your hands and a spoon.
|Crack the large end. Water usually collects there and you want to use that to your advantage.|
|Turn the egg upright, so that any water inside drains down between the shell and the egg white. Use your fingers to make an opening.|
|Gently work a small spoon under the shell, curving around the white.|
|Angle the spoon up, pushing the shell away.|
|Most of the shell should simply shear away, usually in no more than 3-4 pieces.|