If you want to know how to hard boil eggs, this foolproof stove top method will make perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
How To Hard Boil Eggs
Having hard boiled eggs on hand for quick breakfast on the go or to add to salads and sandwiches makes busy weekdays so much easier. This is one of the easiest recipes to make ahead for busy weekdays. I whip up a batch and refrigerate them to use in my quick Egg Salad Recipe, for Deviled Eggs, to add to sandwiches like my daughter’s favorite Egg Scallion and Tomato Sandwich and to add to easy salads like this Chickpea Egg Salad. If you have an electric pressure cooker, you can also make them their using this easy Instant Pot Hard Boiled Egg Recipe.
When it comes to boiling eggs, a few problems people have are cracking, which isn’t always pretty or over-cooking them, leading to a dark green color around the yolk which effects the color and taste. Here’s my method for how to cook perfect hard boiled eggs so they don’t get over-cooked.
The method is simple, you cover the eggs with water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Once the water boils you remove it from the heat and let it sit, covered for 20 minutes. The steam cooks the eggs resulting in perfectly cooked eggs with no cracks. Then simply drain, run under cold water and peel.
What are the health benefits of eggs
Egg are low in calories and are low-carb, providing less than one gram of carbohydrate. They are a good source of protein, providing five grams per serving. Eggs provide important vitamins and minerals. They contain vitamin D (important for the absorption of calcium), phosphorus, vitamin A (for healthy vision, skin, and cell growth), and two B-complex vitamins that your body needs to convert food into energy. But even though they’re healthy, as with any food, you should be mindful of portion sizes.
They are a very good source of riboflavin, selenium, and choline and are also high in carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) that help protect our eyes from macular degeneration.
How long do you cook eggs?
Once the water and eggs comes to a boil, you remove them from the flame and let the steam finish cooking them for 20 minutes, covered or less if you prefer your eggs less cooked.
How long do hard boiled eggs last?
Hard boiled eggs will last in the refrigerator at least one week. I find it easier to peel them before refrigerating.
More Recipes That Use Hard Boiled Eggs
- Lentil and Rice Bowls with Eggs and Bacon
- Tuna Deviled Eggs
- Asparagus Salad with Eggs and Bacon
- Protein Egg Quinoa Jars
- Guacamole Deviled Egg
How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time
- 4 large eggs with no cracks
- enough water to cover eggs
- Place the eggs in a medium pan, and cover with about an inch of cold water.
- Turn heat on to medium and bring the water to a boil. When the water boils, shut the flame off and cover for 20 minutes, the steam will cook them. Run under cold water to let the eggs cool, then peel.