1. Place the eggs in a small saucepan and cover with cold water.
2. Set over high heat and bring to a boil.
3. As soon as the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover pan.
4. Set timer for 12 minutes exactly.
5. When the 12 minutes are up, drain water from pan and fill with cold water and cool.
Note: for easy peeling, use eggs that are at least several days old.