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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are eggs from
chicken. They are cooked inside the shells without breaking it and immersing in
the boiling water. It is cooked till the egg white and yolk turn solid.
Prep Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hard-boiled eggs, hard-cooked eggs, how long to cook hard-boiled eggs, how to cook hard-boiled eggs
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Gouher Munshi


  • Saucepan


  • 2-4 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Water


  • Include one cup of water and insert
    the eggs in it. Insert the eggs in one layer at the base of the saucepan. Include
    more water to make eggs simmer fully at a 1-2-inch
    water level.
  • If you are boiling more eggs like 6-or-more, then take the wide enough pan and include more water, so that every egg should get good boiling.
  • Let the water come to boil at high heat to achieve the rolling boil. Add one tsp of vinegar in the water to sustain the egg white to stop from moving out from the broken egg. You can also combine 1/2 tsp-salt in the boiling water to stop egg-breaking.
  • Now turn off the heat and cover the pan and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10-12 minutes. If you have a kind of stove burner that does not hold the heat when turned off, you may try to reduce temperature and simmer for one minute and then turn off the stove.
  • Depending on how much hard-boiled eggs you like, it should be done perfectly in 10-15 minutes. It is said, depending on your pan shape, altitude, egg size, and water ratio, the boiling time may take more minutes.
  • Or then again, if you like your eggs not completely hard-cooked, it can take a couple of moments less. At the point when you see a time that works for you, given your desires, the sorts of eggs you purchase, your pots, stove, and cooking condition, stay with it.
  • If you are cooking in a large batch, then try checking it after 10 minutes. If it's done, then cook for some more time.
  • Gently strain the water from pan and put some cold water to prevent overcooking. If you are boiling more eggs, than use a slotted spoon with ice water.
  • Now you can easily peel the eggs in clean running water. You can also store the hard-boiled eggs in a covered container and fridge it. Do not keep the eggs open as it may leave the odor in the fridge.
  • These hard-boiled eggs can be eaten within the 5-days.


  • You can easily peel the older eggs than the fresh eggs. If you wish to cook hard-boiled eggs for the event of Easter, then make sure to choose eggs that can be easy to peel. You can buy the eggs one week ahead of the event.
  • In case you have fresh eggs, then try steaming fresh eggs for 15 minutes.
  • Add one inch of water in the pot and put a steamer basket.
  • Let it boil and insert the eggs in the steamer, cover, and steam again for another 15 minutes.