Hard-Boiled Eggs Made Easy

If you open my refrigerator, you will always find certain staple items and hard-boiled eggs are one of them!

You can slice them, use them in salads, make deviled eggs, or any other recipe that calls for hard-boiled eggs.

  • Author: Kim Nicholson


Eggs (as many as desired)



  1. Place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan or pot. Make sure there’s enough space for the eggs to move around freely.
  2. Pour enough water into the saucepan to cover the eggs completely. The water level should be at least an inch above the eggs.
  3. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat and bring the water to a boil.
  4. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat to low and let the eggs simmer for about 9-12 minutes, depending on the size of the eggs and how well done you prefer the yolk.
  5. While the eggs are simmering, prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with cold water and ice cubes.
  6. After the desired cooking time has passed, use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully transfer the eggs from the saucepan to the ice bath. Let them sit in the ice bath for about 5 minutes. This will help stop the cooking process and make the eggs easier to peel.
  7. Gently tap each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, then roll it between your hands to loosen it all over.
  8. Peel the eggs under cool running water to help remove any remaining shell fragments.
  9. Once peeled, the hard-boiled eggs are ready to be enjoyed!

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