Boiled Eggs

beginner—serves 2

4 eggs
1 Tbsp. salt
4 cups water, more if needed
2 cups ice
1 cup cold water

Place eggs and salt in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch (you may need more than 4 cups of water). Bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, remove from heat, cover, and allow eggs to sit in the warm bath. For firm, dry yolks sit for 10 minutes. For firm, moist yolks sit for 4–6 minutes. Combine ice and cold water in a mixing bowl. When the time is up, transfer eggs from warm bath into the ice water. Cool up to 10 minutes before peeling and serving.

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