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
  • CuisineBest
  • Yield6 eggs
  • Cooking Time10 minutes
  • Preperation Time1 minute
  • Total Time11 minutes


6 large


  1. Take the eggs from the refrigerator, then tap the bottom of each egg on a curved surface to make a small circular crack through the shell, but do not rupture the inner membrane.
  2. Add cold tap water to the pot until you have 1" of water above the top of the eggs.
  3. Put the pot 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 cold 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 cold water for 30 minutes before peeling.