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A Dozen Eggs

October 23, 2017
3 Ratings
Photo by mrslarkin
  • Makes 12, if you’re lucky
Author Notes

I burnt an entire pot of eggs today. This is the story. —mrslarkin

What You'll Need
  • 12 large eggs
  1. Look at these perfect hard cooked eggs. This was my second batch. I burnt the first batch. Recipe: Place eggs in a pot you don’t really love that much just in case you BURN IT TO HELL. Cover eggs with water. Bring to boil. DO NOT GO DO SOMETHING ELSE LIKE, I don’t know, call your mom or do the laundry or go to the post office. I’m not sure all of that actually happened, but today is a blur, so it’s possible. Take off the heat immediately and set a 13 minute timer. When the timer dings or chirps or whatever the fuck your timer does, rinse the eggs in cold water. Let them sit in the cold water for like 5 minutes. The yolks will be perfectly set, and you will not have to curse out yourself, the whole world, and the stupid ass President. Bon appétit!

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28 Reviews

Diane M. July 21, 2019
Reviews like this one should not be allowed on this website. We are all here for new tips not to hear someone rant & rave about a recipe that did not work out!
susan G. January 22, 2020
Better to learn from someone else's mistakes. I have enough of my own already.
Taylor S. October 30, 2017
Saw this on Instagram and now I'm reading about it! Can't stop laughing
zoemetro U. October 29, 2017
I just committed to making sandwiches and hard-boiled eggs to deliver to a church to help those who are down on their luck. Sandwiches, I know! Hard boiled eggs--I had no bloody idea. I was going to google--and here is your recipe right under my nose--with a wonderful story too! Thanks for all the great recipes mrslarkin. And know that next Friday, there will some people down here in Fort Lauderdale, FL having the best damned hard boiled eggs ever just because of you! LOL!
mrslarkin October 29, 2017
This made my day! 💕🥚
zoemetro U. December 1, 2017
Hi mrslarkin, Just made these eggs again today to give for donation (actually we do it every other week) and when my son dropped them off this morning apparently we are the people with the "DELICIOUS" sandwiches and eggs! So your burnt pot has begotten happy people with a scrumptious lunch.
mrslarkin December 1, 2017
I’m so happy to hear this!
ChefJune October 26, 2017
Hilarious! Thanks for the chuckle today, Liz. I needed it! :)
mrslarkin October 29, 2017
drbabs October 25, 2017
My hero. You add too much flour to cookie dough and you get chubbies. You burn the eggs and they come out perfect. Now, what are you doing about the president?
mrslarkin October 26, 2017
I’m working on that.

Full disclosure - this was the second batch of eggs. We threw the burnt ones in the woods.
JudyH October 25, 2017
The best recipe ever. It's weird tho, I have a very similar one for homemade granola.
mrslarkin October 25, 2017
AntoniaJames October 25, 2017
i wish I could write like this. Really. ;o)
mrslarkin October 25, 2017
Suzanne D. October 24, 2017
Obsessed with this!
mrslarkin October 24, 2017
Niknud October 24, 2017
I always loved you the most!
mrslarkin October 24, 2017
lastnightsdinner October 24, 2017
I love it :D
mrslarkin October 24, 2017
susan G. October 23, 2017
...and I thought cracked shells was bad!
mrslarkin October 24, 2017
TiggyBee October 23, 2017
This is a reduckingficulously genius recipe.
mrslarkin October 24, 2017
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mrslarkin October 23, 2017
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