My mind isn’t what it used to be. I’m always forgetting things! Does this happen to you? Well, I was getting ready to make a recipe that called for hard boiled eggs. I put the water on the stove to boil and went to the fridge for the eggs, well something happened on the way to the fridge and I never got the eggs out! I realized it much later when I noticed water boiling on the stove! I couldn’t believe it! I usually put my eggs into the cold water and then start the burner. I decided to try putting the eggs into the already boiling water. Using a slotted spoon I carefully laid the eggs into the pot. Sometimes an egg or two will crack due to the change in temperature, but that’s okay.
I let them boil for a total of 14 minutes. Then took them out and immediately put them into an ice bath.
After they have cooled into the ice bath (to stop the cooking process). You will find that they peel with EASE and there is NO green ring around the yolk. The shell comes off in large pieces too! No need to add anything extra to the water. I have tried this many times and have perfected it with a 14 minute boil. I will never go back to the old way of making hard boiled eggs.
Try them and let me know how it works for you! Sometimes mistakes turn into good things!