As I made boiled eggs the ‘alternative’ way for the umpteenth time this morning, I realised that if I never read/heard about it until more than ten years of cooking, it’s probably something to broadcast :) I discovered the technique from this post
The secret is this: once the water starts boiling, you don’t need to maintain the fire underneath it. Just cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and let the eggs sit (off the burner if it’s an electric stove) for the normal amount of time you would have boiled them for.
A tiny bit of power-saving, I realise. But just imagine what would happen if everyone in North America made boiled eggs that way :)