Tips to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

tips to make perfect hard-boiled eggs - cooked and peeled eggs cut in half on a cutting board

Tired of your eggs not turning out?

Nobody likes messy, hard-to-peel hardboiled eggs, so here are some tried and true tips to make perfect eggs! I also like using this method because it helps avoid the green-tinged yolks that sometimes result from overcooking. 🥚


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Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Take the guesswork out of undercooking or overcooking hard-boiled eggs by following these simple steps.
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Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10-14 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 12 whole eggs , raw
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10-14 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 12 whole eggs , raw
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Rating: 0
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Use a pot that's large enough to lay one layer of eggs on the bottom.
  2. Make sure to gently lay the eggs in the pot to avoid cracks in your eggs.  
  3. Fill pot with enough cool water to just cover eggs (about 1 to 1.5 inches high).
  4. Turn stove to medium-high heat until the water starts to boil.
  5. Cover pot with a lid, take it off the heat, and let eggs stand with the lid on for about 14 minutes for extra large eggs, 12 minutes for large, and 10 minutes for medium sized eggs.
  6. Place eggs in a bowl of cool water (Tip: Use a spaghetti serving spoon to transfer eggs to bowl).
  7. Once cool, refrigerate eggs for up to a week.
Recipe Notes

Notes: A serving is 1 egg.


I love this tried and true method for making hard-boiled eggs!

Everyone has their own method for peeling hard-boiled eggs, but I like to tap the egg on the counter, roll it with my hand on the counter a couple times, and peel it under running water. I hope this helps you achieve perfect eggs! Enjoy! 🥚


Nutrition Facts
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 212mg 71%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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One Comment

  • Scarlet

    The last time I hard boiled eggs, I steamed them. Turned out perfectly and they were so easy to peel (and these were fresh from my chickens, so they shouldn’t have been easy to peel). I think it was 20 minutes.

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