How To Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

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An average-sized hen's egg has approximately 6g protein and 75 calories. That is a lot of punch in a small package!

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You will need:

  1. Eggs -- 3 eggs done at a time works great.
  2. Pot with lid -- large enough to hold the eggs at the same time.

To make the perfect hard-boiled egg:

  1. Use eggs that are about a week old. Fresh eggs, although wonderful when fried and scrambled, do not work quite as well for making hard-boiled eggs. If you find you have some week-old eggs, these work great for hard-boiling -- the shell will come off easier when cooled.
  2. Place eggs in the pot. Add enough water to just cover the eggs.
  3. Place pot on the stove burner. Turn burner to medium high.
  4. Bring water just to a rolling boil. A rolling boil is when large bubbles are coming up the sides and everywhere and do not go down when gently stirred with a wooden spoon.
  5. Turn off burner. Leave the pot on the stove.
  6. Place lid securely on pot.
  7. Set timer for 22 minutes. When the timer goes off, your eggs are done.
  8. Drain water and rinse eggs with cold water.
  9. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.



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I have never boiled an egg so perfectly, Now I guess I can. Thanks for this!

By Waheedullah Aleko

This is probably energy-friendly as well - an added bonus.

By Kathy Steinemann

I can boil water. Now I can boil an egg. Great stuff.

By Alan Hammond

Love this method! I've been using it to boil eggs, it's the best way to make sure the yolks are yellow (not gray and overcooked).

By Riley Klein