Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How to boil the perfect egg – this simple tutorial shows you how to get the perfect hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel and have no gray rings!

Whether you’re making them to add to a salad, or for egg salad sandwiches or deviled eggs, (or even a snack) knowing how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs is a MUST! They always come out amazing!

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs on plate

Perfect Boiled Eggs

I spent the first few years of marriage trying to figure out how to boil the perfect egg. I had googled it and had tried countless tutorials.

Most turned out okay but almost always it was not a consistent thing. Sometimes the eggs would be cooked all the way or they had that nasty gray ring around it. Not good.

It’s been several years now, but my dad was able to show me how to make perfect boiled eggs. Knowing that some of you may have the same issue, I wanted to share my dad’s egg cooking tips with you since there are so many recipes that boiled eggs are needed, including:

How to boil perfect eggs - in water in pot

How to Boil EggS?

These eggs are easier to make than you think. Just follow these simple steps to know how long to boil eggs and the next steps to get them to be perfect.

WATER. Place your eggs in a pot of cool water and cover completely by 1 inch or so. Add a pinch of salt and cover with a lid.

BOIL. Bring water to a boil on high heat. Once it has reached a boil, reduce heat to medium-high heat and boil for 6-7 minutes.

ICE BATH. When done, remove eggs from pot and put in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes.

PEEL. Shell your eggs immediately and ENJOY!

MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS: Find a bowl big enough to submerge an egg fill with water. Microwave for 3 minutes. Using a safety pin or thumbtack, prick the bottom of the egg or else it will explode.

Put the egg in the bowl of hot water, cover with a plate and microwave for 4 minutes at 50%. Leave in the water for an additional 2-3 minutes when do microwaving before peeling.

OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: Yes – you can make hard-boiled eggs in the oven. Just preheat to 350. Put 1 egg in each cup of a muffin tin. Bake for 30 minutes, and then place in an ice both for about 10 minutes! Simple!

INSTANT POT INSTRUCTIONS: We have a whole post on how to make instant pot hard boiled eggs. Check it out!

Egg ice bath for hard boiled eggs

Recipes using Boiled Eggs

Now that you have some hard-boiled eggs, what can you make with them? We know they taste great on their own with a little bit of salt and pepper, but take them a step further by making some of these delicious recipes.

You really can’t go wrong with them, and they make great additions to almost any salad!

Chicken Caesar Salad

Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 17 votes

Homemade Potato Salad

Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 16 votes

Egg Salad

5 from 11 votes

Deviled Eggs

Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 15 votes

Layered Pasta Salad

Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 6 votes

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Total Time: 40 minutes
4.67 from 9 votes

Peeling hard boiled eggs

How long do hard boiled eggs last?

Hard-boiled eggs, peeled or unpeeled, can last in the fridge for up to one week. Keep them stored in the fridge and if they are peeled, place in a Ziploc bag or in an air-tight container with the date on them.

I’m so glad I finally asked my dad how he did it because it has worked so well for us!! And what’s funny is when I asked my mom how she did it, it was totally different.

I know everyone boils their eggs differently, but I recommend giving this way a try because it has yet to fail us. And the best part of all is that the egg shell usually slips right off which makes peeling so quick and easy too – making for the perfect hard-boiled eggs! 🙂

Perfect Boiled Eggs

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Hard Boiled Eggs

5 from 14 votes
How to boil the perfect egg - this simple tutorial shows you how to get the perfect hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel and have no gray rings!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 125 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • water
  • salt pinch

Instructions
 

  • Place your eggs in a pot of cool water and cover completely by 1 inch or so. Add a pinch of salt and cover with a lid.
  • Bring water to a boil on high heat. Once it has reached a boil, reduce heat to medium-high heat and boil for 6-7 minutes.
  • When done, remove eggs from pot and pot in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes.
  • Shell your eggs and ENJOY!

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    Funny how something as simple as a hard boiled egg can be such a Pain. I hate when half the egg white gets peeled off with the shell. Thanks for sharing yOur tips it works great!

  2. 5 stars
    i love having an egg for breakfast… esp when i am on the go. These turn out great EVERY TIME i use this method! Thanks so much for sharing

  3. Boiling eggs in mIcrowave. Well, teied it. 4 MINUETS for 2, wronG. Egg WASN’T even PartIally cooked. Salt does keep them from exploding, thats good. My mIcro was on 100% too. Maybe 8-10 miN’s. WIll try again

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