Hard-boiled (hard-cooked) eggs are great for salads, soups, sandwiches, or snacks. Correct cook time and temperature are crucial factors for tasty eggs.
This video demonstrates how to make perfect boiled eggs step-by-step. We also demonstrate how to peel eggs easily. (Hint: cool them in an ice bath right after cooking!)
The key to perfectly boiled eggs is removing the eggs from the stovetop once the water comes to a boil, covering, and then letting them sit in hot water for 7-12 minutes.
Mastering this simple stovetop skill will help prevent rubbery whites and/or chalky and green yolks – yuck!
For hard-cooked eggs with a firm yolk, cook for longer. For soft-cooked eggs with a slightly runny middle, leave in hot water for less time.