Make your own signature deviled eggs by learning how to boil a basic hard-boiled egg in just five easy steps.
Place eggs in a single layer in a stainless steel saucepan. Don't use a nonstick pan because they aren't designed to be heated at high temperatures.
Add water to pan to a depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.
Cover pan; remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes; drain. Set a timer to be sure eggs aren't overcooked.
Place eggs under cold running water until cool enough to handle. Add some ice cubes to speed up the process.
Tap eggs on counter until cracks form; peel. (Peeling under cold water is often easiest.)
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