How To Hard Boil Eggs

Recipe for How To Hard Boil Eggs




Put eggs in a pan big enough to hold them in one layer. Cover with cold water by 1 inch. Turn burner to high heat and allow water to just start boiling. Immediately remove from heat and cover the pan. Keep pan covered for 12 minutes for large eggs or 15 minutes for extra large eggs. Remove eggs, and if not using right away, run under cold water to cool and then store in the refrigerator.


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Peeling an egg

Try placing your egg in a jar, place the lid on it and give it a shake until you see the peel come off, a little water in the jar wouldn't hurt

peeling boiled eggs

all the comments are good for boiling eggs, to I use a teaspoon once eggs are cracked you insert a thin teaspoon under the crack and you can easily remove most of the egg shell some times a very fresh egg just want work no matter what

SORRY, Meant Higher Altitudes!

Oops, meant higher altitudes not "higher climates"! Sorry!

How to peel a hard-boiled egg

A room-temperature egg is the easiest to peel. Also, I add salt to the water of week-old eggs. Remember to add time proportionately to the boil in higher climates.

Peeling boiled eggs

My wife and I had problems for years peeling boiled eggs. My sister told me to add baking soda or salt to the water and they would peel much easier. Been doing this for sometime and no more problems;

Peeling fresh eggs

I just had to peel a dozen fresh eggs (cooked of course) and what a mess. The eggs were probably less than a week old from my own flock. I'm going to try the baking soda/roll under water to crack the shells tricks next time. Takes forever to peel them when they're fresh and it's never a pretty sight.

Peeling hard-boiled eggs.

According to the food scientist Kenji Lopez Alt if you put your eggs in an ice bath for a few minutes after you have removed them from the pot and then peel them under cold water, the water helps separate the shell from the egg white, helping to prevent pock marked eggs.

Sure fire boiled eggs

My wife’s boiled hack, lift egg from boiling water with spoon, count for 10 seconds, watch as egg shell dries , if egg shell dries within 10 seconds egg is cooked! Works every time :)

boil eggs and peel

After reading the "recipe" for boiled eggs and seeing comment about peeling, I had to comment. I found two ways to boil eggs successfully. My way is to cover eggs with water, bring to a full boil, turn heat down to low and cook for 12 minutes, no matter the size. Another way I found on internet was to put water in the pot about half way up on the eggs, bring to boil, cover, reduce to low for about 5 minutes, then turn off and leave for about 10 more minutes.
But to peel eggs, after they are through cooking, I soak in cold water several times until the water stays cool, then press down on the eggs in the water, one at a time, until shell cracks then roll back and forth under water until the entire shell is cracked then peel. They usually peel with no problem.

Shells off eggs easy

At the end of the boiling cycle sprinkle a little bit of baking soda in the water. Then run them under cold water, shells just slide off easily.


I have boiled eggs for breakfast and salads for 5 decades and find your boil advice somewhat questionable. why should it take so long the ALMANAC way when you can just boil for 6 minutes and cool under running water for a minute or two and peel easily.i love mag but things must be slow when u proffer boil advice that is wrong and not needed. stay ouf the kitchen and do what y'all do best.

Hard Cooked Eggs

I find that steaming eggs works far better than boiling.

Boiled eggs.

I have to say, boiling eggs is not a difficult task. What I was truly hoping for here was to understand how to do it so that the shell can be peeled easily from the finished product. This was not addressed!


I believe the term "boiled" refers to the method in which they are prepared...fried eggs & scrambled eggs are all "cooked eggs". But the way they are cooked determines the outcome of the textured, look & taste of the egg. Love the Old Farmers Almanac!!!

Boiled Eggs!

Don't argue with the historical use of the phrase!! Also there is a problem boiling fresh eggs, they never want to peel easily. The best way I have found is to steam them and immediately cool them. It makes fresh eggs easier to peel.

"Boiled" eggs

You cannot boil eggs...........they coagulate so they will never boil. They should be called cooked eggs. the water boils!!!!!!!!!!!