How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs. Easy tips on how to boil eggs so that they come out perfect every time.
Hard-boiled eggs are one of my son’s favorite things to eat for breakfast and in all honesty, it’s one of mine as well.
For a very long time (when I was learning to cook), I did not know how to boil eggs properly. They would always turn out kind of dry and with that dark green color the yolk. I had no idea that the reason they were turning out this way was that I was overcooking them.
After watching a few tips on the Food Network and trying them out, I finally got the hang of how to properly hard boil eggs so that they come out perfect every time.
Here are the steps you need to take:
1- Place eggs in a saucepan and add enough water to cover the eggs.
2- Place on the stove over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
3- Once the water starts boiling, set a timer for 10 minutes.
4- After 10 minutes have passed, remove the eggs from the saucepan and place into a bowl with ice cold water to shock them.
5- Let the eggs cool to room temperature, not too long, and peel.
The eggs become harder to peel if they become chilled. So, make sure to remove the shell as soon as they’ve reached room temperature.
There you have it! Perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs for breakfast or to make your favorite devil’s eggs or potato salad recipes.
Hard Boiled Eggs
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place eggs in a medium pot and add enough water to cover the eggs, about 3 cups.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts boiling, set a timer for 10 minutes.
- Carefully, remove eggs from boiling water and immediately place in a bowl with ice cold water.
- Crack the shell of the eggs by tapping slightly on the counter or wooden board. Peel carefully.
- Dip the egg (as you are peeling it) in and out of the water to remove any slivers of the shell, as needed.
- Cut eggs in half, season with salt and pepper and serve.
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