I wish I were joking.
Every time I have the urge to make hard-boiled eggs, I Google how to do it. It’s not because I’m so terrible in the kitchen, I can’t boil water (this is up for debate), but because there are so many ways to do it, I get confused about which way works best for me.
The first time I ever made hard-boiled eggs, they came out soft-boiled. And while this is fine, it’s not when you’re at work and attempting to crack open a hard-boiled egg, only to have thick yolk spill in your lap.
The next time, I didn’t want to make the same mistake, but I completely over-cooked them and my house smelled like egg for a week.
So I Google it. Did you know there are dozens of ways to make hard-boiled eggs? First of all – maybe baking them works for you, but it was a major kitch-astrophe for me.
Some people add salt to the water, some people don’t. Some people time them perfectly, others just let them boil for a while. Some leave them in the water after the 10 minutes, while others rinse them right away.
The stupidest way is brought to you by my sister, who would hate that I am telling you this. She boils the water first, then puts the eggs in there and boils them for like an hour. I don’t understand.
As I’m writing this, I honestly have no idea which way is best, or how I did it the last time. I *think* I covered the eggs in water, boiled them for 10 minutes, then turned the water off and let them sit in there for a while. Does that sound right?
So yes, I Google how to make hard-boiled eggs. Every. Time.