Cooking proper hard boiled eggs isn’t easy as it sounds, but with enough practice, you’ll have it down in no time. After cooking hard boiled eggs about 15 minutes in boiling water, I immediately cool them under running water. This eliminates the greenish brown ring from forming around the yolk. In this video, I’ll show you how to cook hard boiled eggs, and the easiest way to peel hard boiled eggs. Then, try my recipe for the best Deviled eggs you’ll ever eat!
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- 12 eggs
- Prepare a large ice bath in a bowl, large enough to fit all 12 eggs.
- Fill a large pot with water over high heat and bring to a boil.
- Once the water reaches a boil, add your eggs to the pot (very gently!) and let the water come back to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the eggs at a gentle simmer.
- If you want soft-boiled eggs, take them out after 8 minutes and put them in the ice bath.
- If you want hard-boiled eggs, take them out after 14 minutes and transfer to the ice bath.
- Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for 5 minutes. Gently crack the shells all over with the back of a spoon. Working in the ice bath, peel the boiled eggs, keeping them in the water partially to help loosen the shells.