Thursday, January 29, 2015

How to Cook the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs - Kitchen Quick Tip

How to boil perfect eggs in this kitchen quick tip.
kitchen quick tip

We love hard boiled eggs and I often do a pan of them once a week. Here is the easiest, most cost effective way to cook perfect hard boiled eggs. Afterall, hard boiled eggs are the original protein bar.

How to Hard Boil Eggs

Always start with a pan of cold water and fill to cover your eggs by an inch or so.

Bring to a boil, with the lid on a medium/high flame to avoid cracking any eggs. 

Once the eggs are at a good rolling boil, turn the flame off (saves $) and leave the lid on. If you like a yellow yolk with no chance of that grey ring, set your time for 10 minutes to achieve perfect hard boiled eggs. If you are doing a large pan of eggs or like a well done yolk then set the time for your hard boiled eggs to 12 minutes.

When the time goes off, drain off the hot water carefully and rinse with cold water and soak in more cold water with ice to stop them from cooking.
Remember older eggs peel the easiest so always choose your oldest eggs for boiling.

Whether you are making scrambled eggs, poached eggs or plain old boiled eggs, you cannot beat the nutritional value of eggs. I love gathering them fresh from the backyard chickens.

farm fresh eggs

My family loves deviled eggs. They are gone as soon as I serve them.

You can find more egg recipes on our recipe page.
Also, remember to save boiled egg water and your eggs shells for the garden.


  1. Elaine, I think maybe you've got a book in you, just waiting to teach others.

  2. We have started baking our eggs and my husband swears by them. He says they are creamier and taste less of suffer. We bake them at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Then plunge them in ice water for 15 minutes and peel. You might want to try them.

  3. We eat a lot of hard boiled eggs too! Yum!
    xo kris

  4. Now I know why my eggs were hard to peel! Thank you :)

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