Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This technique works great. From Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything.


  1. Use a pin or needle to poke a hole in the broad end of each egg. Place each egg on a spoon or ladle and lower into a small saucepan of gently boiling water (enough water to cover eggs).
  2. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. I think 12 minutes is perfect.
  3. To remove shell, plunge into cold running water for 1 minute.
  4. Remove the peel gently.
Most Helpful

I will be 57 soon and this is the very first time I made hard-boiled eggs without tearing most of them up! I also cooked them for 12 minutes and peeling them under cold water made them come off almost in one long piece. Now if someone could just teach me how to make a good devil egg! Thanks for sharing!!

mammafishy August 17, 2015

this recipe should be named "wonderful & perfect eggs" I have always wondered what the trick was to making great boiled eggs,thanks for teaching an old cook (well medium old anyway he he) a new trick

regina rose November 07, 2008

worked perfectly! i only cooked them for 12 minutes and i think they could have used a few more but other than that, fabulous :)

ellie3763 July 19, 2007