In 1-quart saucepan, place 4 of the eggs. Cover with cold water 1 inch above eggs. Heat to boiling; turn off heat. Cover, and let stand 4 minutes. Drain; place pan in sink. Let eggs cool under cold running water 5 minutes. Under the water, and using a large spoon to ease the shell away from the white, crack and peel eggs. Pat dry, and refrigerate until ready to use.