Follow just a few simple steps to make perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs! The yolks are tender and perfect and NO GREEN INSIDE, EVER! Eat hard boiled eggs with a sprinkling of salt or slice and add them to your next salad!
Making hard-boiled eggs was one of the first cooking tricks I taught myself. Because perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs are SO DELICIOUS and so versatile. We’ve all eaten eggs that have been boiled for far too long, with a green rim lining a hardened yolk. <<— I only had to experience that situation once or twice before I set out on a quest to make the most perfect hard-boiled egg I could make. It is so super easy to make a batch of perfect eggs and they can be eaten for breakfast, a healthy snack or throw them into your next salad. Below you will find both a super quick instructional video showing you how to make your own batch of perfect hard-boiled eggs, as well as step-by-step instructions with photos!
HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD-BOILED EGGS
STEP 1 - PLACE EGGS IN SAUCEPAN FILLED WITH WATER
Place desired amount of eggs in a saucepan (use as many as you want as long as they remain in a single layer) filled with water. The water should reach approximately 1 inch above the tops of the eggs.
STEP 2 - BRING TO A BOIL
Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat.
STEP 3 - REMOVE FROM HEAT AND COVER
Immediately remove the pan from heat source and place a cover on the pan. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
STEP 4 - PLACE EGGS IN AN ICE BATH
A couple minutes before your timer beeps, prepare an ice bath. Transfer the eggs to the ice bath.
Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for a minute or two. You can skip this step if desired and instead run the eggs under cold water. It is important that the eggs stop cooking and the way to do that is to expose them to sudden cold, whichever route you go.
STEP 5 - PEEL OR REFRIGERATE
At this point your eggs are perfectly hard-boiled underneath their shells. Either peel immediately or refrigerate without peeling.
TIPS: PERFECT HARD-BOILED EGGS
When peeled immediately after cooking, hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for 5 days. Unpeeled, hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for 7 days.
If you have a pressure cooker, try making your next batch of hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot!
Use eggs straight from the fridge! No need to bring to room temperature first.
It is easier to peel hard-boiled eggs immediately after they’ve been cooked.
WAYS TO USE HARD-BOILED EGGS
Slice or chop hard-boiled eggs and throw them into your next chopped salad!
Make a batch of Deviled Eggs for your next gathering.
Add them to potato salad!
Eat as a healthy snack, with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Hand them to family members who need a delicious on-the-go breakfast.
Egg salad sandwiches are the perfect way to use up hard-boiled eggs.