I think i did a thread once about why most books and internet sites say to start eggs in cold water and then start timing once they boil. I said i get too distracted to notice when they boil, and i'm usually doing ten things at the same time anyway. So i only start in boiling water. Now, i wanted to ask if any of you start with boiling water and then put the eggs in, bring to boil and then shut the gas and leave covered. How long do you cook them? (I know it will depend on the size but a rule of thumb is fine) Boiling they do tend to get overcooked and greenish. (My eggs don't crack this way, i lightly tap the large end first, then lower slowly, letting them heat as the spoon goes into the water, waiting a few seconds as they get warm. The crack at the air capsule lets water in and makes them very easy to peel, and they don;t generally crack where the white is.) so the question is, boiling water start bring to boil, close gas let sit for ??? how many minutes? p.s. i have no patience for looking through the hundreds of sites of hard cooked eggs on internet. All of the ten i opened said to start with cold water. I want one with boiling water, that you shut off. So i turn to my friends here. (P.s. you don;t have to answer but please don't tell me to look on internet - i did, and even if i'd found it, can i trust the person who wrote it?) thanks!