Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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How to make the perfect hard boiled eggs comes down to this simple technique.  

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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  • 6Servings


  • 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.