I quickly turned off the heat, and figured since they'd had been at a hard boil for several minutes, they would be over cooked if I left them on the burner. So in my effort to salvage the eggs, I pulled them off and set my timer for the usual 15 minutes. This is what I got.
Eggs - medium well. Unfortunately, they weren't suitable for my potato salad, but it wasn't the end for these eggs. No siree! I'd find a way to use them, and I came up with a plan. This was last night's dinner.
I started with one large baking potato, scrubbed and diced.
And about 1 cup of chopped onions.
I cooked the potatoes and onions together over low to medium heat, and added salt and pepper.
In another pan I cooked 1/2 pound of "hot" breakfast sausage, and when it was browned I added the eggs and chopped them into the sausage.
I combined everything into one baking dish, topped with shredded cheddar, and warmed in the oven until the cheese melted.
It was pretty tasty, especially considering what inspired the dish. Sometimes accidents are the mother of invention.