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How to Cook Perfect Hard Boil Eggs

 Make Hard Boil Eggs that come out perfect each and every time.  Whether you are boiling eggs for Easter fun or for game night or for your dinner table.
 
perfectly hard boiled egg
 

 

We use boiled eggs in so many ways such as deviled eggs, egg salad, tuna fish salad, and potato salad.   Eggs are the perfect little nutrition rich food.   Each egg has 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein and vitamins and minerals and against some common belief, eggs are good for you.

 

Hard boiled eggs

 

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Eggs should be cooked according to taste but never overdone.   Cooked to a perfect yellow yolk never overcooked with that touch of greenish gray surrounding the yolk.    And it’s easier than you think to have gorgeous eggs each and every time.

 

perfectly hard boiled egg

 

How to Cook Perfect Hard Boil Eggs

  • Place eggs in single layer in a saucepan.
  • Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a full boil over medium heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand.
  • Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
  • Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
  • When cooked to the desired level, drain off the hot water.
  • Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
  • Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
  • Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled. Use as needed.

 

 

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How to Cook a Perfectly Boiled Egg

Cook a perfectly boiled egg every time
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hard Boiled eggs, Perfectly Boiled Egg
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

  • Eggs

Instructions

  • Place eggs in single layer in a saucepan.
  • Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a full boil over medium heat.
  • As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat, cover and let stand.
  • Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
  • Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
  • When cooked to the desired level, drain off the hot water.
  • Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
  • Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
  • Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled. Use as needed.

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Brittanie Pyper

Sunday 29th of March 2015

I know there are a ton of tips on how to make the perfect hardboiled eggs but I've never heard of it this way. I usually just wing it. So I will have to give it a try! Thanks!

2justByou

Friday 27th of March 2015

It took me SO long to learn this. Seriously. It wasn't until a couple of years ago when I read a blog post that I learned this way - and it's the best. Works like a charm. Every single time!