I made a big batch of egg salad for the rest of the week's lunches, and I was thinking to myself how many hard boiled eggs I've ruined over my lifetime until I learned how to make them just right. I've read many "recipes" on how to do them perfectly, but this is what works for me.
-Start with eggs that are about 5 days old (from day you bought)
-Place eggs in single layer in the bottom of a pot
-Cover with cold water, 1-2 inches over eggs
-Bring to a boil, cut heat off, and cover
-Let set for exactly 10 minutes
-Drain hot water off and cover with cold water
-Let set until cool, about 20 minutes
-Roll eggs gently on counter, crack, the peel
This method works for me every time, and I hope it works for you too!