08/20/13 - 2:54pm
When making hard-boiled eggs, it is important to use the same size eggs, as their cooking times differ. If using farm eggs, or eggs purchased from a farmers market, use an egg grading scale to determine the grade of your egg.
If you are planning to hard-boil farm fresh eggs think ahead. Eggs that are too fresh will be almost impossible to peel, so refrigerate them for about a week before hard-boiling. According to the American Egg Board, eggs need a “breather,” allowing the eggs “time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.”