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Hard boiled eggs on a black plate next to toast and avocado
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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Easy tips on how to boil eggs so that they come out perfect every time.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups water
  • sat and pepper to taste


  • Place the eggs in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover the eggs completely, about 3 cups.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When it starts to boil, set the timer to 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes have passed, remove the eggs from the saucepan and place in a bowl of ice water to shock them.
  • Break the eggshell by tapping on the counter or wooden board. Peel carefully.
  • Dip the egg (while peeling it) to help remove any shells that remain.
  • Slice the eggs, season with salt and pepper and serve.


You can store the boiled eggs in the refrigerator for 5 days.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg