How to Make Boiled Eggs

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.

Use hard-cooked eggs in this simple green salad base recipe, or as a convenient side to a breakfast smoothie or muffins.

Once you’ve mastered this technique, learn more simple stovetop skills, like how to cook brown rice, pasta, dried beans, or quinoa.

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  1. Maneck j Bharucha

    I tried this and it worked ??

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