PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS...

...are steamed. I just learned this, putting together egg salad for a tasting at Wheatsfield. I've tried a million tricks, but none of them have ever worked, so I thought I'd pass this tip onto you. It really works!

1. Fill a pot with 1" of water. Boil it.
2. Drop in a steamer basket and however many eggs you need.
3. Cover and steam for 12 minutes (I used a pressure cooker but didn't lock the top).
4. Take out the eggs, plunge them into a bowl of ice water, and let them cool for 15 minutes.
5. Enjoy the newfound ease in which you can peel the eggs! 
WARNING: you may become so addicted to peeling eggs that you try to reenact the hard boiled egg eating contest from Cool Hand Luke. If this happens, don't forget the Alliyum.