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How to make perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard Boiled Eggs

This fool proof method for making perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs will give you eggs that peel easily and don't have that gray sulfur ring!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 eggs
Author Amee


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Place eggs in a large, empty pot.  Cover with cold water going about an inch above the eggs. 
  • Add salt and baking soda and bring pot to a full, rolling boil over medium-high heat.  As soon as the water gets to a full boil, turn off the heat (if it’s a gas stove, leave pot on the burner, if it’s electric then move it off of the hot burner to cool).  Cover with a lid and set a timer for 10 minutes.  
  • Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water.  
  • As soon as the timer goes off, transfer eggs to the ice bath and allow them to sit for about 5 minutes.  Transfer to a sealed container (can be stored peeled or unpeeled) and keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.