Go Back
Hard boiled eggs sliced in half ready to eat.
Print Recipe Add to Collection
No ratings yet

Hard Boiled Eggs

To perfectly hard-boil an egg, all you need is four things: a saucepan, an egg, some water, and nine minutes. Perfect every time!
Cook Time9 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs, hard boiled eggs
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 6-12 large eggs
  • water


  • Gently place your egg, or eggs, into a small saucepot.
  • Fill the saucepot with enough cold water to cover the eggs by about an inch or so.
  • Place your saucepot 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.