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Follow these simple tips on how to make perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs, which result in tender, creamy eggs every time. And no green ring!
How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 
Follow these simple tips on how to make perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs, which result in tender, creamy eggs every time. And no green ring!
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hard boiled eggs, hard cooked eggs, how long to cook hard boiled eggs, how to cook hard boiled eggs, stove top hard boiled eggs
Servings: 8 eggs
Calories: 81 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 large cold eggs
  • Cold water
  • Ice
Directions
  1. Gently place the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a medium pot. Fill with cold water to cover eggs by 1-2 inches. Heat the pot on high and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once it starts boiling, turn off the heat, remove the pan from the burner, cover, and let sit for 12 minutes.

  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a large bowl of ice water and let cool until just slightly warm, about 4-5 minutes. (This will cool them quickly and prevent further cooking, plus make them easier to peel.)

  3. When the eggs are cool to the touch, peel by gently tapping the eggs on the countertop so they’re crackled all over, rolling eggs between your hands to loosen the shell. Holding the egg under cold running water, start peeling at the large end where the air pocket is.
  4. Slice, dice, or enjoy whole.
Recipe Notes

• Make sure not to overcrowd the pot. You want the eggs in a single layer and not touching.

• Week old eggs are far easier to peel than fresh eggs. I also find that it’s easier to peel them under some running water, which seems to release that tricky membrane. 

• If you want to make the hard boiled eggs ahead of time, you can store them in a tightly sealed container and place in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

• Altitude, your stove, the size of your pot, size of the eggs, and the amount of water all play a roll in getting those eggs perfect.

Nutrition Facts
How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 80mg3%
Potassium 78mg2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.