How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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Fail-proof hard boiled eggs recipe for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.

Perfect for appetizers, snacks, salads, and more!


– eggs – water – baking soda

Single Layer


Place eggs in a single layer in a heavy-bottomed pan, such as a Dutch oven. If you have too many eggs in your pan, they will not cook perfectly or peel as easily.

Start Cold


Cover the eggs, plus add about 2 inches, with fresh cold water and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda.



Set the pan over medium heat and bring it to a boil. Boil for one minute. Make sure that you time this very carefully.

Remove From Heat


Remove your pan from the heat and cover it with a tight-fitting lid. Allow to sit for 12 minutes exactly.

Plunge the cooked eggs into a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking any longer.



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