How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs, Every Single Time

By: Sheila Reynolds

Hard boiled eggs look simple from the outside; however, getting them perfect with a firm white and a bright yellow (not green) yolk can be tricky.

How to Make the Perfect Hardboiled Eggs, Every Single Time

Here’s our fool proof way to get the best hardboiled eggs every single time!

  1. Place 12 eggs in a saucepan and let them sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  2. Fill the pot with water until the eggs are submerged completely.
  3. Place the saucepan, uncovered, on the stove and turn the heat on high.
  4. Bring the eggs to a rolling boil. Cover the pan, remove it from the heat immediately, and let it sit for 18 minutes without removing the cover.
  5. Drain the pan and place the eggs in the refrigerator until completely cool.

To peel, roll the egg on the countertop, spinning it a bit, before you crack it all over by lightly dropping it on the counter. Peel the eggs with the side of your thumb, not your fingertips, to avoid gouging the white.