Cover the eggs in a saucepan with enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling good, reduce heat to a medium boil and cook another 10 minutes. I'll give them plenty of time because there's nothing worse, in my opinion, then biting into an egg and having the yolk be cold and runny.
Remove from heat, drain, and fill the pan with cold water. I'll throw in some ice cubes, to help them cool quickly. Chill in the pan until the eggs are completely cooled.
That's it! Pretty simple process but one that for me, is easily forgotten.
Can you over cook a hard boiled egg? Everything I've seen say's yes but it's really not a problem, unless you really over do it. Some say it will cause the yolk to get a greenish colored film around it. I remember eating Easter eggs as a kid with this discoloration and it didn't seem to affect the taste at all.
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