Okay ladies and gents, let's get down to some serious discussion. I've almost come to the conclusion (after many years of experimentation) that there is no best way to boil an egg and then be able to peel the shell off without, oftentimes, tearing up the egg. In a perfect world, the shell would easily come off the egg everytime. This, of course, is often not the case. Tonight, I boiled the eggs for about 20 minutes. Now, I am letting the eggs sit in the pan in which I boiled them to let the water cool down before I take them out of the pan. Some would say to immediately take the eggs out and immediately place the eggs into a bowl of cold water. Is successfully boiling eggs which can then be easily peeled like trading?.....i.e. is it random? (Yes trading is random, but that's for some of those boring threads over in another forum.) Like I said, we are discussing serious "biness" here on this thread. So, what say you? I know we must have some master chefs lurking around here. What is the best/most reliable way to boil eggs in such a way that they are easy to peel?