Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins


  1. Place eggs in pan and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch.
  2. Cover and quickly bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  3. Let stand for 15 min for large eggs (18 min for ex-large and 12 min for medium eggs).
  4. Rinse in cold water and place in ice water until completely cooled.
Most Helpful

I had to get into the discussion on this one! I have always been told to start the eggs in cold water,add few drops vinegar should one crack this seals it, bring to boil, turn off heat, cover and let stand 10-15 mins. Run under cold running water, add ice to water to get the eggs cold as soon as possible, this will ensure fluffy tender yolks, and tender whites, but also eliminates the black ring that occurs around the yolk if you don't cool the eggs. Tap the eggs on the counter top and roll them with the palm of your hand and under running cold water the shells will peel right off. I know this is basic stuff to us old uns, but please remember all the newlyweds, and those new to cooking, these tips make all the difference in the results they get.

Judi Caston August 12, 2002

I didn't know one needed a recipe to boil an egg. Is there one for boiling water that I missed?

papergoddess July 30, 2002

Thumbs up to someone for adding a basic recipie.. not only do beginner cookers need to know this, but some of us can use a refresher at times, too!

Little Old Me April 26, 2003