How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Learn how to make the perfect hard boiled eggs every time with a vibrant yellow yolk and easy to peel eggs.
Gently place your eggs in a pot and cover them with cold water by 1 inch making sure they are not crowded.
Bring water to a rapid boil over medium-high heat, then cover and remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 4 to 10 minutes. Do not lift the lid!
Fill a large bowl or your sink with cold water and ice to create an ice bath.
When the eggs reach your desired cooking time, gently remove the eggs from the pan using a tongs and place in the ice water to cool. Let them rest in cold water for at least 10 minutes.
Remove from water and peel. To peel gently tap the eggs against a hard surface and peel off the shell. Rinse egg under cold water to make sure all egg shells are removed. Gently pat dry.
I give a range for the cooking time because everyone likes their yolks cooked to a certain doneness!
Four minutes will give you a very soft, runny yolk – every minute you add will yield a yolk that is a little firmer. A classic soft-boiled egg takes 6 1/2 minutes. For a firm hard-boiled yolk, cook them for the whole ten minutes.
Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg