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two halves of a hard boiled egg showing yolks

How to hard-boil eggs (recipe card)

  • Author: Sachi
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 6 eggs 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


Make easy-peel hard-boiled eggs in a normal pot in just minutes!


Units Scale
  • 6 large eggs
  • water
  • 1 cup ice



  1. Gently place 6 cold eggs into a medium-sized pot.

  2. Submerge eggs in cold water.

  3. Bring water to a rolling boil over high heat.

  4. As soon as the water comes to a full rolling boil, remove the pot from heat and cover with a lid.

  5. Set a timer for 12 minutes and let eggs finish cooking in hot water.

  6. Meanwhile, prepare a bowl of ice water.

  7. When time is up, transfer eggs to ice water bath. Use a slotted spoon or tongs.

  8. When eggs are cool to touch, pat dry with a clean towel.

  9. Eat or store immediately.Β 

To peel eggs:

  1. Tap top, bottom and sides of egg on a hard surface.

  2. Roll the egg on the surface to loosen the shell.

  3. Use your fingers to gently peel away the remaining shell from the egg.


  • To get easy-peel hard-boiled eggs withΒ  perfectly smooth whites, don’t skip the ice bath!
  • Peel eggs only if you plan to eat them within the next couple of days. Otherwise, store them in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Category: eggs
  • Method: boil
  • Cuisine: American

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