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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

If you want to learn how to make the eggs on the stove top, here's my go-to method on How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs perfectly. It's a fail-proof recipe that yields perfect hard boiled eggs every time in 15 minutes or less.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Boiled Eggs, egg, hard boiled egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Peeling 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 9 eggs
Calories 70kcal


  • Eggs


  • Fill a saucepan with water. Then, carefully place the eggs inside of it. Bring the water to a boil. Boil the eggs for just 1 minute. Then, turn off the heat, cover the saucepan with a lid, and let sit for 9-12 minutes. Time will depend on the size of your eggs and how you prefer your yolks to be.
    a pan with water and 9 eggs to be boiled
  • Carefully drain out the hot water. Transfer the eggs into an ice water bath and let the eggs to sit for 5 minutes to stop the cooking process and to cool down.
    eggs in an ice bath
  • Then, peel the eggs and discard the eggs shells. Serve the eggs immediately or transfer them to a glass container and place in the fridge. It’ll be good in the fridge for up to 1 week.
    overhead view of a plate with hard boiled eggs



Serving: 1/9 | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 70mg