This is the best way I have found to get the best hard-boiled egg. Put your eggs in a pot with water, and partially cover the pot. Bring the water just to a boil over high heat. This is the hardest part, both because of watched pots…never boil! However, it can be difficult to judge what degree of steaming and frothing actually constitutes “a boil.” To be safe, wait for three large bubbles to burst on the surface of the water. Turn off the heat immediately, and cover the pot fully. Let the eggs rest, silently in the water for 10 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl of cold water to cool them down and make them easier to peel or store in a topless glass container in the fridge for quick snacks and add-ins to salads and sandwiches.