Hard-Boiled Eggs (barely) with yellow yolks (8:30 eggs)

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Makes just barely hard-cooked eggs with a soft, bright yellow yolk.

Ingredients:

  • large eggs
  • water

Method:

  1. Put cold water to cover eggs in a pan deep enough for the eggs and the water.
  2. Take eggs out and set aside.
  3. Bring water to a boil.
  4. Temper cold eggs in hot water in a bowl.
  5. Use a spider or sieve to gently place uncooked eggs in the boiling water. Don't let them drop crack on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Set timer to 8 and a half minutes. Start timer when water boils again.
  7. While eggs are boiling, prepare a cold tap water bath.
  8. When timer ends, use spider to transfer eggs quickly to the water bath.
  9. Stir the eggs in the bath until their temperature drops to comfortable. Eggs can hold until they're needed sitting in the bath.
  10. Peel the eggs in the ice bath to help with peeling.
  11. Cut eggs and serve.

Notes:

  • If one or two eggs crack while lowering into the boiling water, it's okay. They do that. They may still be usable, or you may have to eat it when you peel it. Take one for the team!