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Making hard-boiled eggs is simple. All you need is eggs, salt, water, and ice. This tutorial for How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs is a foolproof method that yields perfect results every time.
It costs approximately $5.03 to make this recipe. The recipe makes twelve servings for about $0.42 per egg.
Are you tired of gray yolks and not sure how long to cook your hard-boiled eggs? Even though making them is easy, they can be difficult if you do not know what you are doing.
But don’t stress. Here’s an easy-to-follow recipe that walks you through how to make them.
These Hard Boiled Eggs turn out perfectly cooked with yellow yolks! And they are easy to peel too!
The process is simple, and with a few directions, you can have a healthy protein-packed breakfast, afternoon snack, or eggs ready to add to your dinner.
Check out this list of 20 Hard Boiled Egg Recipes Roundup for ideas on using your Hard Boiled Eggs.
Ingredients and Estimated Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.42
Recipe Cost: $5.03
- 12 large eggs – $5.00
- 1 Tablespoon salt – $0.03
- Ice – $0.00
- Water – $0.00
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in January 2023.
How To Make Hard Boiled Eggs
- First, place the eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan and cover the eggs with cold water.
- Then, bring the water to a hard boil over high heat.
- Cover the pot with a lid and remove them from the heat.
- Set a timer for six to fourteen minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs (see the chart in the recipe card below).
- When the eggs have finished cooking, remove them from the hot water and place them in an ice bath for ten minutes.
- Finally, peel and serve immediately or store in the fridge.
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
SERVE: The eggs can be eaten immediately after sitting in the ice bath for ten minutes.
STORE: Store the eggs in an airtight container for up to a week in the refrigerator.
FREEZE: I suggest only freezing the yolks if you want to freeze the cooked eggs. The whites become rubbery and inedible once they’re frozen and defrosted. To freeze the yolks, place them in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for 4-5 months.
DEFROST: Defrost the egg yolks in the refrigerator overnight.
Eggs should start in cool water and then be brought to a boil. Doing this helps the eggs cook evenly.
If you need to know if an egg is done, one way to check is to place it on the counter and spin it. A raw egg will wobble due to the fluid still inside the egg, while a cooked egg will spin nicely and rapidly.
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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon of salt
- Set the eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan or pot. Do not crowd.
- Cover eggs with cold water, at least 1 inch above the eggs.
- Bring the water to a hard boil over high heat. Cover with a lid and remove from the heat.
- Set a timer for the desired length of time. 6-14 minutes. (See notes)
- When the eggs have cooked for the desired time, remove them from the hot water and place them in an ice bath for 5-10 minutes to stop the cooking process.
- Peel and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Soft boiled – 6 minutes
- Medium-soft boiled – 8 minutes
- Medium boiled – 10 minutes
- Hard Boiled – 12 minutes
- Very Hard Boiled – 14 minutes