hard boiled eggs

Classic Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Make perfect hard boiled eggs every single time with this foolproof method.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6 eggs 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 6 large eggs
  • ice cubes


  1. Put eggs in a single layer in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add enough cold tap water so that the water is above the eggs by 1 inch.
  3. Set it over high heat and bring to a boil uncovered.
  4. When it boils, remove from heat and cover.
  5. Let sit for 12 minutes.
  6. Drain water. Fill saucepan with cold water. Add 4 handfuls of ice.
  7. Let sit until eggs are cooled through.
  8. Refrigerate unpeeled or peel and refrigerate.

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