Ha! You thought you already knew how to hard-boil an egg? I did too, but Mark Bittman says I do it wrong – and I listen to whatever Bittman says. I trust him in the kitchen.

(My new cookbook has arrived! Thank you Husband-o-mine.)

Two things to know first: 1) hard-boiled eggs should never be boiled and 2) hard-boiled eggs should never be overcooked.

?! <- that was my reaction after reading Bittman’s opener on hard-boiled eggs, but I tried his technique yesterday (for Bella’s favorite alouette sandwiches for a birthday week treat) and my eggs turned out perfectly.

Put the eggs in a pot of water. Bring the water to boil. Cover the pot and turn the heat off. Let the eggs sit for nine minutes and then rinse with cold water.

Try it and let me know how it goes. I was impressed myself by how perfectly the eggs were cooked.

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