Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Making the perfect hard-boiled egg is easy to do. Follow these directions for tender whites and golden yellow yolks every time.

To have an easier time peeling your eggs, I recommend using eggs that are “older” or those that have been left out all night at room temperature. A small amount of evaporation of water from the porous shell will create an air pocket and help the shell separate from cooked white.

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  • 6 eggs


1. Place eggs in a small saucepan. Cover with cold water. Heat water to a rolling boil. 

2. Turn off the heat, cover, and set a timer for 9 minutes.

3. When timer goes off, plunge pan under cold water, and allow eggs to cool completely.

4. Peel eggs, slice, and serve or store, unpeeled, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.