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How To Cook Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Egg-cellent for salads, snacks, or just a quick and easy breakfast. These perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs are a must-have in any home cook's recipe book. Easy to make and oh so satisfying to eat!

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

How To Cook Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Under 30 minutes


for 6 eggs

  • 6 eggs
  • water, to cover
  • ice, for ice bath

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 90
  • Fat 5g
  • Carbs 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 7g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Place eggs in a pot. Cover with cold water until the eggs are covered by about 1 inch (2 cm) of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, uncovered. Once boiling, take off the heat.
  3. Cover and cook for 4-16 minutes, depending on preference (4-6 minutes for soft-boiled, 8-10 minutes for medium-boiled, 12-16 minutes for hard-boiled). In the meantime, fill a large bowl with ice and cold water, creating an ice bath.
  4. Once eggs reach desired cook-time, immediately remove the eggs from pot and place in the ice bath. Allow eggs to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  5. To peel, lightly tap the eggs on a flat surface, then gently roll back and forth (taking extra care with soft-boiled eggs).
  6. Pull away the loosened shell and peel any remaining pieces.
  7. Serve as is or incorporate into your favorite recipe that requires hard-boiled eggs.
  8. Enjoy!
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How To Cook Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs