Eggs 101

How to Make the Perfect Hard-cooked Egg

Hard-cooked eggs are great food to have on hand as their uses are so versatile. Not only are they super delicious on their own, but they’re great in sandwiches, chopped up on salads and the foundation for all devilled eggs. The trick to great hard-cooked eggs is not over-cooking them, which can leave a grey ring around the yolk and make their texture a bit rubbery. 

Things You'll Need

Instructions

  1. Step 1

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    Place your eggs in a single layer on the bottom of your pot and cover with cold water. The water should be about an inch or so higher than the eggs. Cover the pot with a lid.
  2. Step 2

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    Over high heat, bring your eggs to a rolling boil.

  3. Step 3

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    Remove from heat and let stand in water for 12 minutes for large eggs. Reduce the time slightly for smaller eggs, and increase the standing time for extra-large eggs.

  4. Step 4

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    Drain water and immediately run cold water over eggs until cooled. Rapid cooling helps prevent a green ring from forming around the yolks.

Tips:

Kitchen Tip: Download our free Egg Timer app to ensure your eggs turn out perfectly every time!