Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

The elusive perfect hard boiled egg. Soft whites and yellow yolks instead of that green stuff.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 eggs (room temp is best)
  • water, to cover
  • 1 pinch salt (optional)


  1. Place the eggs in a pan.
  2. Bring to a boil over med-high heat.
  3. Cover and remove from heat for 17 minutes.
  4. Place eggs into an ice bath for 15 minutes or until cool.
  5. At this point you can peel the eggs, place the eggs into a container of water in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  6. Do not place the eggs in the refrigerator with the shell on, it wil be impossible to peel later.


Most Helpful

I made these to make an egg salad and it worked well! Thank you!

Sharon123 April 11, 2009

I tried this method and it worked like a charm. The eggs were perfect and tasted so good!!!

Debby H September 13, 2007

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