Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiling an egg is easy and if you do them in advance, you’ll have them on hand for when you need a quick snack, part of an easy lunch, or for dying and hiding in the back yard, circa 1986…

Easter with the fam... that's me on the far right.

Easter with the cousins… that’s me on the far right looking awesome in my elastic-waist pants and my subtle mullet.

What You Need

  • As many eggs as you’d like to hard boil
  • A pot that lets you put those eggs in it, in a single layer that’s not crowded

What You Do

  1. Place your eggs in your pot.
  2. Cover the eggs with an inch or cold water.
  3. Turn on the heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Then remove from heat and let the pot stand for 12 minutes (softer yolks) to 15 minutes (harder yolks). These times will vary depending on your altitude, and all sorts of other factors. So you may need to tinker a little bit.
  5. Set the eggs in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. You may need to refresh the water a few times.
  6. Peel and serve as-is, or place in them in the fridge for later.
Cover the eggs with water then bring to a boil.

Cover the eggs with water then bring to a boil. What’s in the pan? Oh that goes with this other recipe

After letting them stand for 11-15 minutes, run the eggs under cold water.

After letting them stand for 11-15 minutes, run the eggs under cold water.

Peel and enjoy!

Peel and enjoy!

Pro Tip for Peeling a Hard Boiled Egg
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Instead of cracking it on the side as you would a raw egg, pop the butt end against a counter. This way, you’ll have better access to peeling off the inner membrane without tearing off chunks of the white as you peel.

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