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My favorite (hard) boiled egg recipe is all about the steam

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I am a huge fan of Chef John and his Food Wished channel on YouTube. I am also a fan of not messing up the simplest of recipes: making a hard-boiled egg.

I am a huge fan of Chef John and his Food Wished channel on YouTube. I am also a fan of not messing up the simplest of recipes: making a hard-boiled egg. An egg that's creamy and a little yolky and easy to prepare, to peel, and not overcook. Chef John from Food Wishes is on my YouTube channel rotation and he has a simple, foolproof, recipe for making the perfectly-cooked eggs:

Fill your pot pinky nail deep with water, bring it to a boil over high heat (takes a couple minutes not between ten and twenty), lay the eggs carefully in the bottom of the saucepan, cover the pot, bringing the heat down to medium-high, and then put the timer on for between 9 and 9 1/2 minutes. Then, the moment it's done, rinse the eggs under a running tap to cool them off and stop the cooking process. 

I tried putting the raw eggs into a pot full of tap water, bring the whole thing up to a boil, then turning off the flame and letting it sit for ten minutes. It works every time—if and when I don't forget that pot's on the range. I've had catastrophic boil downs that have resulted in a dozen golf balls burning at the bottom of my pot.

 

 


 

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