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How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

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How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

You can make perfect hard boiled eggs at home with this easy recipe for how to cook hard boiled eggs. Cooking a hard boiled egg is so simple and makes for an awesome on-the-go snack packed with protein. Sometimes, we will boil extra eggs and keep them in the refrigerator for snacks throughout the week. If you do this, follow the steps below, but do not remove the shells from cooked eggs until you’re ready to actually eat the egg. Hard boiled eggs will keep, in their shells, in the refrigerator up to one week.

Step-by-Steps for How to Cook Hard Boiled Eggs

Find yourself a medium-sized saucepan then add your eggs so that they are in one layer. You don’t want to pile them in there, when the water we’re adding in the next step begins to boil, we don’t want to risk cracking one or more of the egg’s shells.

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Now, add cold water. You want the water to cover the eggs by 1-2 inches.

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Bring the water to a boil. The moment the water begins to boil, remove the pan from the heat.

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Next, cover the pan with a lid, set a timer for 12 minutes and you’re set. The 12 minute cooking time is for a large egg, reduce the time by 1-2 minutes for medium-sized eggs.

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Remove the eggs and either run under cold water or submerge into a large bowl filled with water and ice. This will stop the eggs from cooking.

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You can make perfect hard boiled eggs at home with this easy recipe for how to cook hard boiled eggs. This recipe is for four eggs, you can increase or decrease as you see fit, however, when cooking, make sure the eggs can lay in the saucepan in one layer so they do not hit each other and crack shells during cooking.
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Yield: 4
You Will Need
  • 4 eggs
Directions
  1. Add eggs, in one layer to a medium saucepan.
  2. Pour enough cold water so that the water to covers the eggs by 1-2 inches.
  3. Bring the water to a boil then once at a boil, remove saucepan from heat.
  4. Next, cover the saucepan with a lid and set a timer for 12 minutes. (The 12 minute cooking time is for a large egg, reduce the time by 1-2 minutes for medium-sized eggs).
  5. Remove eggs and either run under cold water or submerge into a large bowl filled with water and ice to stop eggs from cooking.
Notes and Tips
Do not remove shells from cooked eggs until you’re ready to actually eat the egg. Hard boiled eggs will keep, in their shells, in the refrigerator up to one week.
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Joanne

I'm Joanne Gallagher and alongside my husband, Adam, I develop, test and share favorite recipes from our kitchen. I'm completely in love with food and you'll most likely find me covered in flour, chocolate or both.

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