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Hard boiled eggs

Yield 12 hard boiled eggs



  1. In a large saucepan, arrange eggs in a single layer.
  2. Cover the eggs with 1 inch of cold water.
  3. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, cover the pan with a lid, and remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Set the pan aside and let the eggs sit for 13 minutes.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the hot water and carefully place them in an ice bath to halt the cooking.
  6. Remove the eggs from the ice water after 1 minute to serve the eggs warm or keep the eggs in the ice water for at least 10 minutes to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, the hard boiled eggs can be decorated or refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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