1. Start with fresh eggs, which make for the tastiest hard boiled eggs, naturally! Place the eggs in a saucepan then cover with cold water by 1″. Place the saucepan over high heat then bring to a boil.
2. Immediately place a lid on top of the saucepan then remove it from the heat. Set a timer for 12 minutes (9 for medium eggs, or 15 for extra-large eggs) then drain and rinse under cold water.
3. Eggs are the easiest to peel when they’re still slightly warm, so tap the egg against a flat surface then roll until the center is cracked all the way around. Gently peel the shell then, voila! You’ve got hard-boiled eggs! Use right away or stash in the fridge to be used later that day.
Source: Iowa Girl Eats