Yes, it is that time of year when the fridge is full of egg cartons and colored tablets will fizz when plopped in vinegar. The kids are giddy with anticipation of creating rainbow colored eggs.
Hubs and I just had a discussion on the length it takes to make hard-boiled eggs. I said that it would take longer because there were more eggs in the pot. He said it wouldn't matter. So, to set things straight I did what every person does these days to settle our
arguement discussion, I typed the question into Google:
“How long does it take to boil a dozen eggs?”
And this is the awesome site that popped up: What's Cooking America.
Use the following cooking times as a guide for the desired firmness for the yolk of each egg size (the whites will be firm). The timing begins once the pot of eggs is removed from the heat source.
Egg Size Degree of Doneness Time Required Medium Soft-cooked yolk 3 minutes Medium-cooked yolk 5 minutes Hard-cooked yolk 12 minutes Large Soft-cooked yolk 4 to 5 minutes Medium-cooked yolk 6 minutes Hard-cooked yolk 17 minutes Extra Large Soft-cooked yolk 5 minutes Medium-cooked yolk 7 to 8 minutes Hard-cooked yolk 19 minutes