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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs have so many uses from appetizers, salads, snacks, or dying for Easter. This simple method makes perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best way to boil eggs, boiled eggs, hard boiled egg recipe, hard boiled eggs, how long to boil eggs, how to boil eggs, how to cook hard boiled eggs
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • eggs
  • water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • To boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Do not add more eggs than a single layer or they will not produce the perfect hard boiled egg.
  • Cover the eggs with fresh water, plus about 1 to 2 inches of water. Add baking soda. Place saucepan onto stovetop at medium-low heat and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Cover and remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to sit for 12 minutes. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop all cooking.
  • To peel eggs, simply tap them on their sides onto a hard surface such as a counter top. Then, carefully peel the shell away. If the eggs seem hard to peel, I've found peeling them under a slight stream of running, cold water to be helpful. Eggs, once peeled, may stay in an airtight container for 5 days.


Serving: 1egg | Calories: 75kcal | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g