How This Man Boils Perfect Eggs on Thanksgiving

File:Deviled Eggs - 3-23-08.jpgThis Thanksgiving my wife is making the deviled eggs. Usually, I don’t have much to offer when it comes to helping her cook. Today, however, I was pleasantly surprised when she asked me about my trick to boil eggs.

It’s not really a trick, it’s more of a system for boiling eggs. I do it whenever I boil eggs and get just about the same result every time: perfectly boiled eggs that are easy to peel.

All I do is put the eggs in a pot of cold water; just enough water to cover the top of the eggs.  Then I bring the water to a boil with the eggs in the pot.

After that, it’s super simple. Just turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the water for 10 minutes.  I always use the timer to make sure I remove the pot of eggs precisely at 10 minutes.

Finally, I run cold water over the eggs within the pot to create steam within the eggshell. The steam created within the eggshell and cold water then makes the egg super easy to peel.

That’s it.

Although my wife can boil eggs just fine, the fact that I have this system made me worthy of seeking advice from today. I felt like the “boiled egg” hero as I carefully explained my trick to make perfectly boiled eggs.

Now I’m not sure if all men boil eggs like this, but all men should. Especially if they want to become the “boiled egg” hero in their house just like I am today.