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Tell me how you do it -- hard-boiling an egg

Tell me how you do it -- hard-boiling an egg
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

How do you hard-boil an egg?

Serious question. For the last several years I've been telling you how I do it (refining the process slightly along the way). And every time I write about it, I get a flood of responses telling me, "You're an idiot and you're doing it wrong."

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So here's your chance. Tell me the best way to hard-boil an egg. We'll pick six methods to try in the Test Kitchen and then we'll let you know how it works out.

Briefly, here's my technique: Arrange the eggs in a single layer in a pan. Cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and let stand until the water is cool enough to touch. Drain and shake the pan to crack the eggs lightly. Cover with ice water and peel.

And because you're going to need some ideas for using up all of those hard-boiled eggs, here are some ideas for deviled eggs, and a sampler of 22 other ideas you can use.

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