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Hard boiled eggs sliced in half ready to eat.
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Hard Boiled Eggs

Here's the best way to make hard-boiled eggs! You'll need less than 10 minutes and minimal ingredients to achieve perfectly boiled eggs every time.
Cook Time9 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs, hard boiled eggs


  • 6-12 large eggs
  • water


  • Gently place your egg, or eggs, into a saucepan.
  • Fill the saucepan with enough cold water to cover the eggs by about an inch or so.
  • Place your saucepan of eggs and water on your stove and bring the pot to a boil over high heat.
  • Make sure to have a timer set for nine minutes ready to go!
  • As soon as the water hits a rolling boil, start your nine-minute timer.
  • When the timer goes off, carefully move your eggs to a bowl with a spoon or tongs and cover with ice and water for an ice bath.
  • Let the eggs cool completely for ten minutes or so before you start to peel them.
  • Once the eggs are cold, gently tap the egg on all sides to crack the shell and begin to peel away the eggshell.