Episode 4: Hard-Boiled Eggs

I feel a little silly about this video, since hard-boiled eggs are so unsexy. But this is the kind of thing a lot of people aren't taught how to do, and hard-boiled eggs are such convenient food.

For deviled eggs, slice the eggs in half, remove the yolks into a separate bowl, and use a fork to whip the yolks with some mayonnaise and a little mustard. Spoon back into the egg halves and sprinkle on a bit of paprika.

Hard-boiled eggs are also a nice topping to a salad, when chopped or diced.

Six eggs (brown eggs, if possible)
Large pot with lid Steamer basket (or aluminum foil shaped into a bowl) Bowl to cool eggs in Bowl for finished eggs

Put about an inch of water into the pot, and put it on a stove burner set to full power. When the water's boiling, add the basket or aluminum foil bowl, and put the six eggs in. Turn burner down to 75% power, put a lid on the pot, and wait 14 minutes.

Fill cooling bowl with cold water and ice. Remove pot lid (careful about the steam), and put eggs in the cooling bowl. Walk away for at least a few hours.

For each egg, bang the egg on the counter, rotate it a bit, bang again, and repeat until you've cracked the egg all the way around. The shell should peel right off. Rinse away any little bits, and place in final bowl.

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