What's the deal with boil instructions? I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but a lot of packaged foods have been transitioning to tell us to boil, then turn off the heat and let stand. It has even filtered down to the American Egg Board.

Their recipe for Basic Boiled Eggs;

  • PLACE eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. ADD cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. HEAT over high heat just to boiling. REMOVE from burner. COVER pan.
  • LET EGGS STAND in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large).

Whatever happened to "boil uncovered for X amount of time"?