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Easy-Peel Hard Cooked Eggs

I wanted to make Deviled Eggs, but before doing so, I needed to hard boil eggs. Having hard boiled eggs many times in the past, but not always getting very good results, I started looking for a way to hard boil eggs so that I would get eggs that are easy to peel.  I researched several methods online and found this solution–steaming the eggs instead of boiling them.  As usual, Cook’s Illustrated had a foolproof method for Easy-Peel Hard Cooked Eggs .

Note: I used an electric steamer for this recipe.  If you don’t have a steamer but you have a steamer basket, bring 1 inch water to rolling boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Place eggs in the steamer basket. Transfer basket to saucepan.  If you don’t have a steamer basket, use a spoon or tongs to gently place the eggs in the water. It does not matter if the eggs are above the water or partially submerged.

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Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook eggs for 13 minutes.

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When eggs are almost finished cooking, combine 2 cups ice cubes and 2 cups cold water in medium bowl.

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Using tongs or spoon, transfer eggs to ice bath. Let sit for 15 minutes.

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Peel before using. (There is no need to peel the eggs right away. They can be stored in their shells in the refrigerator and peeled when you need them.)

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