Put the eggs in a pot and cover them with water. Place the pot on the stove and turn the heat on high.
When the water reaches a rapid boil, turn the heat off but let the eggs sit in the hot water for 18 to 20 minutes.
Drain the water and rinse the eggs with cold water until they're cool enough to handle.Crack the egg at the bottom (the air pocket is always there) and peel the shell off. Doing it under running water makes it easier.
Mix the Salad
Place the peeled eggs in a bowl and mash them with a fork.