I learned to boil water at an early age, but for some reason I can't hard boil eggs.. I forget to set the timer and my eggs always have that green tinge around the yolks. I've convinced myself that this is normal and I enjoy my overcooked eggs. When my overcooked eggs are pointed out to me, usually by a well meaning co-worker or Jeff it reminds me of how we get set in our cooking ways. Jeff is a stickler for details in the kitchen.. the glaze must be perfect, the balance of flavors must tickle the taste buds. While I am an accomplished cook I am in charge of setting the table and plating the food, after all we eat with our eyes first so really I have the most important job of all. Take that Chef Jeff! As we plan for a birthday party tonight, the table is set, serving dishes are lined up ready to go spoons and forks poised for use in each one, the oven is preheating, and Jeff... well he is taking a quick nap. As for me, I am going to hard boil a few eggs for a garnish.
Perfect Hard boiled eggs: Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside 8 to 10 minutes.