I have a confession. This is no joke. I spent all of my adult cooking life struggling with hard boiled eggs. Sometimes I overcooked them, sometimes I undercooked them. Sometimes they would peel decently, a majority of the time they would not. I was, literally, walking on egg shells trying to make a presentable (at best) hard boiled egg.
Through plenty of recipes, many Google searches, and hard-to-follow instructions from my grandma, I finally AHA! figured it out. No salt or vinegar or baking soda nonsense, just a fail proof way to make perfect hard boiled eggs. I know there are others like me somewhere out there, so I hope this is the last recipe you have to read.
TIP: Using a pin or thumbtack, poke a hole on the wide bottom of each of the eggs. It helps separate the egg from the shell, making it easier to peel. When peeling, just give it a crack on the same wide bottom of the egg, and the shell will practically peel itself. This is a tip from Nom Nom Paleo, and it works!
- Place eggs in a pot.
- Fill with just enough water to cover eggs.
- Place on stove and bring to a boil.
- Cover, turn stove off, and let sit for 12 minutes (15 minutes for jumbo eggs).
- Transfer eggs to ice cold water. Let it sit for about a minute. Peel and enjoy!