Step 1: Step 1: Hard Cook (Boil) Eggs
This instructable is what to do AFTER you have cooked your eggs
Step 2: Step 2: "Equipment"
Knife (it can be either a butter knife of a sharper knife like a paring knife.....your choice
small spoon (teaspoon)
bowl to put egg in when done (optional)
Step 3: Step 3: Getting the Egg Out or How to Get the Shell Off
Hold the egg in, or with your NON-dominate hand.
Hold the knife in your dominate hand.
Strike the egg with the knife making a "cut" in the shell.
Put the knife aside, and pry the shell in half with your fingers. Many times half the shell will come off in one piece.
Insert the tip of the spoon in between the egg and shell, running the spoon around the shell to loosen. Scoop out the egg.
Repeat for the other half.
Chop as usual.
Toss the shell
Step 4: OPTIONAL: for Deviled Eggs or Evenly Halved Eggs
Turn the egg in or with your Non-dominate hand, and strike it with the knife "the long way".
You MAY need to "cut" a little more of the shell prior to pulling the shell apart.
More often than not I get a pretty good result doing this......of course remember YMMV (your mileage may vary)