1 Put cold eggs into pot and fill with cold water just to cover.
2 Bring to boil, and set timer. 3.5 min for soft-boiled and 6.5 min for hard-boiled. We even do both at the same time and just pull out a soft-boiled one early to eat right away, and leave rest in to finish time.
3 Drain out hot water and let sit for 1-2 min until cooler.
4 Wet hands and crack near bubble section to tear membrane. Peel eggs by sliding thumb instead of pulling. Fresher eggs will peel more smoothly.
Learn how-to from other kids:
We do not follow the more typical rules, but here are those tips for people that prefer this method: