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How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Hardboiled eggs come in handy day after day. They make a perfect snack to send my son off to child care or sliced and added to a salad for a little extra nutrition. Scoop out the yolks, blend with melted butter and some seasonings and you've got a batch of Angeled Eggs to take to your next potluck.

Everybody has their own way of cooking hardboiled eggs. After years of working in restaurants, I've dialed in a recipe that comes out consistently perfect every time! 

In regards to peeling eggs, I have found that older eggs tend to peel easier. There is nothing worse then hard boiling a bunch of eggs and having the peels destroy the egg whites while trying to remove. 

Try out this recipe and let me know how you love to eat hard boiled eggs!

Hardboiled Eggs


  • 6-12 eggs
  • Cold water to cover


  1. Place the eggs in a large pan. Cover with cold water then place onto the stove top. 
  2. Bring the water to a boil and allow to boil for 1 minute before removing from the heat, covering and letting the eggs rest for 5 minutes. For slightly undercooked yolks, let sit for about 3 minutes.
  3. When the 5 minutes is up, pour out the hot liquid and run under the sink with cold water until the eggs have cooled completely. 
  4. Peel immediately or place in the fridge until further use.