How To Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

You would think something as seemingly simple as boiled eggs would be easy right? But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made hard-boiled eggs only to have them be soft boiled or even more annoying, refuse to peel! It wasn’t until recently (after 30+ years boiling eggs) that I FINALLY found a hack to boil eggs perfectly. The trick is to boil the water FIRST! I know it sounds crazy but I promise your eggs will peel like a dream and be perfectly boiled! Keep reading to learn how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs!

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how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs

Step 1: Get Your Eggs Out Of The Refrigerator

Making the perfect boiled eggs is literally so easy you’ll be shook and wonder how you never figured this out before! The first thing you need to do is get your eggs out of the refrigerator and let them hang out on the counter while you work on the next step.

Step 2: Boil Water

how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs

Fill a large pot with enough water to cover the eggs you’re boiling. Don’t put the eggs in yet! We are going to boil the water first! I know…this isn’t how we were taught right? But trust me this works! Once the water has reached a full rolling boil, reduce the heat so that it’s a light, rolling boil.

Step 3: Add Eggs CAREFULLY

Using a large metal sieve or spider strainer, hold the eggs over the boiling water for about 20 seconds to allow them to acclimate to the heat. This should help keep the cold from cracking when they hit the boiling water. Gently dip the eggs into the water and set your timer for 13 minutes.

Step 4: Ice Bath

While they’re boiling prepare an ice bath. As soon as the eggs are finished boiling, place them in the ice bath for 5 minutes. Voila! You’ve just made perfect hard-boiled eggs!

Serve them in your favorite salad or eat them as a snack. One of my favorite ways to enjoy boiled eggs is deviled. How do you enjoy boiled eggs?

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