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Hard Boiled Egg Tips

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Hard-Boiled Eggs are really easy to make. The time to make them can really range depending on the method used. For the perfect hard-boiled egg, I follow the method below. It is the method I have used for years.

These are perfect for small plate appetizers, or a breakfast or lunch item any day! Made easily in minutes on your stovetop and perfect in so many recipes too!

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Hello Friends! Another week in the books and a new month too! With Easter just around the corner, I thought I would share my never fail hard-boiled egg recipe. 

Over the years, I have seen and tried many different versions of hard-boiled eggs. Honestly, there are several methods that will give you a nice end result, but this is the tried and true recipe that I have used for years so I stick with this one. 

Here are a couple of tips before you get started:

  • Use slightly older eggs for this recipe, they work better than the freshest eggs.
  • It is really important not to overcrowd the pan. Eggs need to be in a single layer when cooking
  • Watch the time when cooking or else the eggs will overcook and the rims will turn a little green. (they are still ok to eat, just overcooked).
  • Store hard-boiled eggs in a covered container in the refrigerator.

How to make Hard-boiled Eggs

The first step is to place the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with 1″ of water.

Pour water over eggs

Next, bring the eggs to boiling temperature.

Bring Eggs to boil

Once they start boiling cover and remove from heat. Keep covered and let sit for 15 minutes.

Before you know it, you will have what I consider to be perfect hard-boiled eggs. The full directions are below.

I always peel the eggs under running water.


Hard-boiled eggs recipe

Once you have hard-boiled eggs, you can eat them as is, add them to a snack, or incorporate them into another recipe. Here are a couple of our favorite ways to use hard-boiled eggs.


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Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan.
  2. Cover with water about 1″ from the top of the eggs.
  3. Set heat to high until boiling.
  4. Once they start boiling cover and remove from heat.
  5.  Keep covered and let sit for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove lid, drain hot water and fill the pan with cold water until eggs are cooled.
  7. Eggs are ready for use.

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  • Hard-Boiled Eggs make a great snack or breakfast on the go. I often make hard-boiled eggs to have on hand and add them to salads.
  • You can keep hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator for about one week.


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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Monday 13th of April 2020

Thanks for sharing some great tips. I usually forget to notice how long mine have been boiling so either over boil or under boil them which makes peeling a challenge too. I have pinned this as a reminder to make it easier.


Thursday 9th of April 2020

I make hard boiled eggs to use for breakfast, especially now that we are eating at home all the time. I use an egg shell piercer before placing my eggs in the water to boil. It seems to help them keep from sticking to the shells when peeled. - Margy