How to Make PERFECT Hard-Boiled Eggs

Find out how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs each and every time. A skill you need to master for your egg salad or deviled eggs.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Do you get frustrated with trying to make the perfect hard-boiled egg? Doesn’t matter if you are making them for a potato salad or for deviled eggs, you need the eggs to be perfectly cooked.

Hard Boiled Eggs

I realize that making hard-boiled eggs isn’t brain surgery but it appears there are still some people out there that struggle with making hard-boiled eggs.

I decided to memorialize my foolproof method for making hard-boiled eggs perfectly each and every time.

hard boiled eggs in ice bath
Eggs in Ice Bath

Now here’s the thing. You need to follow the instructions to a T. Meaning, the times listed on the recipe card need to be exact! Use a timer. Doesn’t matter if it’s the timer for your microwave, the oven or even your smartphone. Timing is everything for this recipe.

Hard Boiled Eggs

Prefer to make your Eggs in your Instant Pot? Then check out my recipe for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. Own an Air Fryer? Then check out this recipe for Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs.

eggs on trivet in instant pot
Eggs on Trivet in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Now that you know how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg, you need some awesome recipes to use your eggs so check out this delicious recipe for Bacon Guacamole Deviled Eggs.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

  1. Fill a pot with cold water.
  2. Add the eggs ensuring they are covered with water. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Turn off heat and cover and let sit for 13 minutes. Not 12 minutes. Not 14 minutes. 13 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from pot and place in an ice bath for 5 minutes. This will prevent the eggs from cooking further AND make them easier to peel.
  5. Once you have peeled the shell off the eggs, run them under some cold to make sure you got all of the shell off.

For great recipes made with Hard-Boiled Eggs, I suggest you check these recipes out:

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hard boiled eggs

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Find out how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs each and every time. A skill you need to master for your egg salad or deviled eggs.
4 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Resting time 13 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 6 hard-boiled eggs
Calories 63 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot

Ingredients
 

  • Water, cold
  • 6 Eggs

Instructions
 

  • Fill a pot with cold water.
  • Add the eggs ensuring they are covered with water. Bring the water to a boil.
  • Turn off heat and cover and let sit for 13 minutes. Not 12 minutes. Not 14 minutes. 13 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from pot and place in an ice bath for 5 minutes. This will prevent the eggs from cooking further AND make them easier to peel.
  • Once you have peeled the shell off the eggs, run them under some cold to make sure you got all of the shell off.

Nutrition

Serving: 1eggCalories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Sharon says:

    I have been doing this for some time now and it is the only way to go. I have used many other ways and they all failed. This one works. The chef is right, you must follow the directions.