6 hard-cooked eggs
Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and set whites aside.
To hard cook eggs
Place eggs in single layer in sauce pan. Add enough tap water to come at least 1 inch above eggs. Cover and quickly bring to just boiling. Turn off heat. If necessary, remove pan from burner to prevent further boiling. Let eggs stand covered, in the hot water about 15 - 17 minutes for large eggs. (Adjust time up or down by about 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller.) Immediately place eggs in ice water until completely cooled.