How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs | BeckyAmyLew

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!  
 

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
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Ingredients
  1. Eggs
  2. Water
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in a pot.
  2. Fill with just enough water to cover eggs.
  3. Place on stove and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, turn stove off, and let sit for 12 minutes (15 minutes for jumbo eggs).
  5. Transfer eggs to ice cold water. Let it sit for about a minute. Peel and enjoy!
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2 thoughts on “How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Hmm…. I have always had luck with peeling eggs after learning about placing them an ice cold bath, but sometimes getting the peeling started was a struggle. I will definitely have to the pin thing and see how it works 🙂

    1. Yes Mary, I believe the ice cold bath plays a huge part in the process. The thumbtack is an added bonus and works beautifully! Please let me know how it works out for you!! Thanks for your comment!

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