Never Fail Hard Boiled Eggs

I love hard boiled eggs. They are a handy and healthy snack and are relatively inexpensive. Whenever I think of it, and I know we have a few extra eggs in the fridge, I will make a batch of hard boiled eggs. Heck, I will even buy an extra dozen eggs for the week just for the specific purpose of making hard boiled eggs.

It took me a long time, but I have finally figured out THE way to make them. I no longer worry if they are done properly and they always peel like a dream. The process for my never fail hard boiled eggs is pretty simple!

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Never Fail Hard Boiled Eggs

Step 1: Add cold water, salt, and eggs to a pot

I always use the same pot when I make hard boiled eggs and I always make a complete dozen. Again, now that I’ve found my “secret” to the perfect hard boiled eggs, I do not monkey around.

I use a Calphalon 4.5 Quart pot. Aside from being my hard boiled eggs pot, it came with a steamer insert, so it is pretty versatile and it is the pot we use most often in our cooking adventures.

I fill the pot with 12 cups of COLD water, add 1/4 tsp salt, and then add in 12 eggs.

Step 2: Bring the water to a boil

Place your pot on the stove, turn the heat on and wait for the water to get to a gentle boil. I consider the water to be gently boiling when bubbles have formed on the bottom and are floating up to the top.

Step 3: Gently boil for 10 minutes

Once you have reached a gentle boil, keep this going for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes

After you have boiled the eggs for 10 minutes, cover the pot, remove from heat, and let the eggs sit for 5 minutes. The easiest way to remember how much time you need to rest is that it is half the amount of time they boiled (10 divided in half equals 5).

Step 5: Place in ice water

After the eggs have rested, use a slotted spoon to remove from the pot, then plunge them into a bath of ice water. I leave them sit in the water for at least 15 minutes. Then, simply place them in the fridge. You are done!

In my household, we eat hard boiled eggs as a snack. However, we also enjoy a good egg salad sandwich, sliced on top of a salad, deviled eggs, or using them chopped up in our favorite macaroni salad.

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  1. Teresa says:

    Thank you for the detailed instructions. WE love hard boiled eggs at our house, me kids are totally crazy about them! And thank you for joining The Really Crafty link Party this week too. Pinned!

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