I'm going to try that.
Zoofer, sorry but if you have an egg in near boiling water for 30 minutes the white will be the rubber and the yolk will have that nasty green coating.
Plus putting an egg directly into boiling water will crack it. I'm actually not sure about if you leave it out overnight, but most people are not going to do that.
Here is how you hard boil eggs....
Run very warm water into a pot, place eggs in pot so they are submerged and leave for 5 minutes so eggs will acclimate.
Place on flame and bring water up to barely a boil, turn off heat, cover pot and let eggs sit for 15 minutes (17 if very large)
While eggs are sitting, fill a large bowl with ice, add cold water.
When eggs are done, plunge them into the ice water. This causes the white to retract from the shell.
Those clunkers you get that won't peel correctly are actually eggs that are TOO fresh. Eggs that are a few days old will peel much easier.
You will get eggs is a firm yet delicate white, and a bright yellow yolk.