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How to cook hard boiled eggs

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Hard-boiled eggs are in fact a little complicated to get right. If you cook them for a long time, they’ll get that unappetizing green ring around the yolk. Start with them too fresh, and they’ll be impossible to peel. It’s time you give up boiling egg entirely and incorporate the steamed, hard-cooked egg into your cooking skill.
If you steam instead of boil your eggs, you’ll end up with a more soft egg because it’s been cooked more gently. The eggs are also less likely to crack amid the cooking process because they haven’t been beaten about in a pot of boiling water. When you steam eggs, they will cook faster and be more comfortable to peel too since you don’t have to boil a whole pot of water, just heat a bit of water in the bottom of the pot with no risk of lowering the temperature, like when you add eggs to a boiling pot.
To steam eggs, simply add little quantity (about an inch) of water to the bottom of a pot. Insert a steamer, cover the pot and heat it up. Once the water is sufficiently heated enough to start steaming, gently add the eggs using tongs and cover (be careful of the hot steam). Cook for about 10 minutes for hard eggs and 5 minutes for soft eggs although the number of egg you have in the pot may vary the steaming time. Plunge them in cold water after steaming to stop them from cooking further.

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