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Perfect hardboiled eggs recipe video

Perfect Hardboiled Eggs Recipe

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You are 4 simple steps away from perfect hardboiled eggs that you can enjoy alone or with your favorite recipes!
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Servings 12 eggs
Calories 6
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Start with 2–3-day-old eggs. Place them into a large pot and add enough water to cover the eggs by at least 1". Add salt—this will keep cracked eggs from leaking because the whites solidify faster in salted water.
  • Place eggs, uncovered, over high heat then bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, set a kitchen timer for 2 minutes then remove from heat, cover and place on a cool part of the stove. Set timer for 10 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, carefully drain hot water from the pot then cover the eggs with ice water. Allow eggs to sit in the cold water until they’re cool enough to handle.
  • Crack the shells and peel them away. Rinse peeled eggs under cold water to remove any remaining particles of shell.


Use this method for perfect hardboiled eggs to make guacamole deviled eggs or to toss into your favorite salad!


Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg