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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Do you know how to make perfect hard boiled eggs? This simple method has worked great for us!

How to make perfect hard boiled eggs

My kids and hubby eat a lot of hard boiled eggs. It's such a great way for older kids to be independent at breakfast time.

I was looking for a solution to a very common problem that was causing us a lot of trouble in the mornings–hard boiled eggs that wouldn't peel easily.

The shell would break into too many pieces, or the egg would come off with the shell. Since my kids often eat an egg along with their toast or pancakes in the morning, this was happening too often!

I happened upon this video by Tim Ferriss (of the very famous Four Hour Work Week):

In the video, not only does Tim share the recipe for making perfect hard boiled eggs, he also demonstrates a fun way to peel them–by blowing the egg right out of the shell.

We have tried time and time again and have not been able to do that a single time successfully. But we have been using the recipe ever since, and it is so helpful!

There are so many methods out there for boiling eggs, but this one has been successful for us for quite a while now! I use a regular-sized saucepan and add 6-8 eggs for each batch.

dozen white eggs in cardboard container

What to do with hard boiled eggs

Besides a quick breakfast, we also use them as extra protein in packed swim meet meals or chopped on top of lunch or dinner salads.

You can also make everyone's party favorite, deviled eggs. We always bring deviled eggs to our monthly game nights, and they disappear quickly! They're such an easy party food, so we love to bring them to potlucks and picnics.

How to hard boil eggs

Yield: 6 servings

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • water
  • baking soda
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add cold eggs to a saucepan and cover with water, with approximately two inches above the eggs.
  • Add 1 tsp of baking soda.
  • Bring to a boil on high heat. Then, turn heat down to low and let boil slowly for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, drain hot water, and add cold water and ice cubes.
  • Drain eggs and refrigerate.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g
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