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!
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.
Next, bring the eggs to boiling temperature.
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.
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.
- Coloring Easter Eggs – How to dye eggs with food coloring.
- Chorizo Deviled Eggs – A delicious appetizer or small plate made with a hint of chorizo.
- Easy Egg Salad – An easy and tasty classic homemade recipe that is perfect as is or in a sandwich.
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Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe
- Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan.
- Cover with water about 1″ from the top of the eggs.
- Set heat to high until boiling.
- Once they start boiling cover and remove from heat.
- Keep covered and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Remove lid, drain hot water and fill the pan with cold water until eggs are cooled.
- Eggs are ready for use.
- 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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What is your favorite way to eat hard-boiled eggs?