How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs


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Get a perfect hard-boiled egg every time with these simple tips. With hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you always have the components of a satisfying meal.

Recipe From

Provided by Martha Stewart

Categories     Food & Cooking     Appetizers

Yield Makes 1 dozen

Number Of Ingredients 1

12 large eggs, room temperature


  • Place eggs in a large saucepan. Cover them with cool water by 1 inch. Slowly bring water to a boil over medium heat; when the water has reached a boil, cover and remove from heat. Let sit 12 minutes.
  • Transfer eggs to a colander; place under cool running water to stop the cooking. Eggs can be peeled and served immediately.


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This method makes the most perfect hard-boiled eggs ever. The whites are firm but not rubbery, and the yolks are cooked and still creamy.

Recipe From

Provided by Chef John

Categories     Appetizers and Snacks

Time 50m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 1

6 eggs
Calories71.5 calories
Carbohydrate0.4 g
Cholesterol186 mg
Fat5 g
Protein6.3 g
SaturatedFat1.5 g
Sodium70 mg
Sugar0.4 g


  • Place eggs into a saucepan and pour in cold water to cover; place over high heat. When the water just starts to simmer, turn off heat, cover pan with a lid, and let stand for 17 minutes. Don't peek.
  • Pour out the hot water and pour cold water over eggs. Drain and refill with cold water; let stand until eggs are cool, about 20 minutes. Peel eggs under running water.

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