Perfect Boiled Eggs

Perfect Boiled EggsWhether you like them soft-boiled or hard boiled this recipe will show you how to perfectly boil an egg and then easily peel it. #egg #eggs #brunch #tips #technique


  • CourseBasics
  • CuisineAmerican
  • Yield6 eggs
  • Cooking Time10 minutes
  • Preperation Time1 minute
  • Total Time11 minutes


6 large


  1. The trick to making easy to peel boiled eggs is to make a small circular crack in the bottom.

    Take the eggs from the refrigerator, then tap the bottom of each egg on a curved surface (like the back of a spoon) to make a small circular crack through the shell. Be careful not to rupture the inner membrane.

  2. Brown eggs in a pot large large enough to hold double the amount of eggs, covered with an inch of water.

    Put 6 eggs in a pot that's big enough to hold 12 eggs and add cold tap water to the pot until the eggs are covered by 1-inch of water.

  3. Brown eggs in a large pot at a rolling boil.

    Put the pot on a burner over high heat until the water comes to a boil.

  4. Set a timer for your desired doneness (see times above), and turn off the heat.
  5. Remove the boiled eggs from the water when they are done and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.

  6. Crack every bit of shell by tapping firmly with the back of a spoon and then soak the egg in the ice water until fully chilled before peeling.