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Egg Salad

Hard-Boiled Eggs

How to make perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs every time.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • Pot with a lid
  • Large bowl


  • 1 Egg


  • Find a pot that is large enough to fit all the eggs you want to boil. Make sure it has a tight-fitting lid to match. First, place all of the eggs in the pot. Next, add water to cover the eggs by at least two inches.
  • Place the pot on the stove over high heat and bring the water to a hard simmer, uncovered. As soon as the water starts to bubble a lot (but before you're at a rolling boil), turn the heat off and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Let the eggs sit for 7 minutes for soft-boiled eggs and 10 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.
  • Fill a bowl with ice water.
  • When the timer ends, drain the eggs and transfer to the ice water. Let cool for 1-2 minutes, until you can easily handle them.
  • Peel and enjoy, or save in the fridge for up to five days.
Keyword hard-boiled eggs