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Foolproof Hard-boiled Eggs

Foolproof Hard-boiled Eggs

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 2

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 22


Serves 3

  • 3large eggs

  • water


  • 01

    Place eggs in medium saucepan, cover with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  • 02

    Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.

  • 03

    Meanwhile, fill medium bowl with 1 quart water and 1 tray ice cubes (or equivalent).

  • 04

    Transfer eggs to ice bath with slotted spoon and let sit 5 minutes.

  • 05

    Tap each egg all over against countertop to crack shell, then roll egg gently back and forth several times.

  • 06

    Begin peeling from air-pocket (wider) end.

  • 07

    The shell should come off in spiral strips attached to thin membrane.

  • 08

    Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for several days.

  • 09

    You can double or triple this recipe as long as you use a pot large enough to hold the eggs in a single layer, covered by an inch of water.



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