I know, I know, everyone has their method. This is the way my Mother always did them.
Place “large” fresh eggs in a pot of cold water; cover & bring to the boil. Remove pot from the heat and let stand from 9 – 12 minutes, depending how hard you like your hard boiled eggs.
Drain; fill the pot with cold water and let the eggs stand for 10 – 15 minutes; changing the water to keep it cold if necessary. Remove eggs from the water and on a hard surface, tap each egg all over to crack the shell. Slowly peel the shell from each egg & return to the cold water. After shelling all the eggs, remove them from the cold water and place on a clean kitchen towel or on a couple of layers of paper towels & dry.
Chill if not using immediately. The eggs will keep up to 24 hours in the fridge.