Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Get the secret to perfect hard-boiled eggs every time! This simple recipe guarantees easy peeling and delicious results. Try it today!

Master the art of perfect hard-boiled eggs with my foolproof recipe. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have flawless eggs that are easy to peel and ready to enjoy for breakfast, salads, or snacks.

With my expert guidance, you’ll never have to struggle with cracked shells or undercooked yolks again.

Let’s dive right in!

Ready Time

12 mins


7 servings


  • Eggs (7)
  • Cold water
  • Salt (optional)


Start by gently placing the eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a cold saucepan. Fill the pan with enough cold water to cover the eggs by at least an inch.

If desired, add a teaspoon of salt to the water to help prevent the eggs from cracking.

Bring the water to a full rolling boil over high heat. Once boiling, immediately turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let the eggs stand in the hot water for 11 minutes.

For a harder yolk, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.

After the cooking time is complete, immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Let the eggs cool in the ice bath for at least 15 minutes before peeling and enjoying.

To peel the eggs easily, start by gently tapping the eggs on the counter to crack the shells.

Then, roll the eggs under the palm of your hand to loosen the shells. Finally, peel the eggs under running water to remove any remaining bits of shell.


  • • For a creamy yolk, cook the eggs for 10-11 minutes.
  • • For a firmer yolk, cook the eggs for 12-13 minutes.
  • • If you are using older eggs, they may take an extra minute or two to cook through.
  • • To prevent the eggs from cracking while cooking, bring the water to a boil slowly over medium heat.
  • • Do not overcook the eggs, as this will make the yolks dry and chalky.
  • • If you are having trouble peeling the eggs, try peeling them under running water.
  • • Hard-boiled eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 78
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 186mg
  • Sodium: 62mg
  • Carbohydrates: <1g
  • Protein: 6g
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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