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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs in this video from EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY magazine. Plus learn tips and tricks on how to easily peel them and how to make sunny yellow yolks. From our collection of Step by Step cooking videos.

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Hi. I'm Teri Tsang Barrett, the Food Editor here at Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine. And I'm going to show you how to make a hard-boiled egg. First, we're gonna place a single layer of eggs in the bottom of a sauce pan. You definitely need the lid, and if you've got a clear, like glass lid that's preferable because that way you can actually see the water come to a boil without having to remove the lid and let any of the heat escape. So, you're going to want to fill the pot with enough water to cover the eggs by about 1 inch, and I'm measuring it by sticking my finger in the pot, and touching the top of the egg. And the water comes up to my first knuckle, so I know it's roughly about an inch. I'm gonna cover the eggs, and bring the water to a boil. So, you're probably wondering what makes a good hard-boiled egg. There are two things to look for; you want the eggs to A. not smell which is the key 'cause nobody likes the smell of an overcooked egg, and B. you want it to stay nice and golden instead of gray and just overcooked. And it's amazing what a good hard-boiled egg actually looks like. So, now that my water has come to a boil, I'm gonna put it off to the side and remove it from the heat. And I'm just gonna let it stand for about 14 minutes covered. So, the eggs have sat for about 14 minutes and I'm transferring them to a bowl of ice cold water using a slotted spoon so that the water drains through. And at this point you just wanna let them stand until they're cold to the touch. So, these have been sitting for a few minutes and they're completely cold to the touch. So, we're going to actually sell the egg by mapping it with cracks, and what that means is I'm just gonna tap it lightly all over until it's marked by little cracks. And one trick, you can obviously just peel them over a bowl but they're much easier to peel in a bowl of water. You can also do this under running water but that seems a little bit wasteful so we don't like advocating that. And I'm gonna slice this guy open just to show you guys what a hard-boiled egg should look like. And there you go, it's nice and golden on the inside, and hope you'll use this method for your next batch of hard-boiled eggs. Thanks for watching.