How to Cook a Hard Boiled Egg

I am going to show you how to cook a hard boiled egg in a few simple steps. Eggs are amazingly versatile for both breakfast, snacks or an ingredient in a salad. Not to mention all the health benefits you reap when it comes to eggs. If you aren’t sure why you should be eating eggs everyday, here is a great article about the health benefits of eggs.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

I started with 12 pastured eggs. I always try to go with pastured, if I can’t get free ranged then omega 3 enriched organic eggs.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

I arranged the eggs in single layer in a large pot.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

I made sure to cover the eggs with at least an inch or two of water. If an egg starts floating it has gone bad.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

I added a half a teaspoon of salt to the pot. The salt is not for flavor this time, it is to make the eggs easier to peel.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

I turned the burner on high to bring the water to boil. As soon as it started to boil I removed it from heat for a few seconds. I then reduced the heat to low and let the eggs simmer for one more minute.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

I then removed the pot from heat and covered with the lid. This will finish the hard boiling process. I let them sit like this for 12 minutes.

As soon as it started to boil I removed it from heat for a few seconds. I then reduced the heat to low and let the eggs simmer for one more minute.

After the 12 minutes are up (I always use a timer so I don’t overcook the eggs) I removed the eggs with a slotted spoon and placed them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. If you have fewer eggs you are boiling, it is easier to just run cold water over the eggs in the pot.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

That’s it, you now know how to cook a hard boiled egg! This is so easy and a great addition to so many recipes or a on the go power snack.

how to cook a hard boiled egg

how to cook a hard boiled egg
Serves 6
A foolproof way on how to cook a hard boiled egg without the yolk being overcooked or runny.
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Ingredients
  1. 12 Eggs
  2. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Arrange the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan or a pot
  2. Cover with at least an inch or two of water
  3. Add half a teaspoon of salt to the water
  4. Turn the burner on high and bring the eggs to boil
  5. As soon as they start to boil remove from heat for a few seconds
  6. Reduce heat to low
  7. Return the pan to the burner and let simmer for one more minute
  8. Remove pan from heat and cover
  9. Let the eggs sit for 12 minutes
  10. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water
  11. Enjoy!
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  2. Mark Coning says:

    Allow eggs to come to room temperature. Poke a hole in the fat end with a push pin. Put 3/4s inch of water in a 2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Place a steamer basket in the pan, place the eggs in the steamer basket, then put the lid on the saucepan. Steam for 18 minutes. Run cold water from the faucet over the eggs until cool enough to peel. I’ve tried everyone’s boiling methods- this one is the best!

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