The easy way to hard boil an egg

The Easy Way to Cook and Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Make Easy-to-Peel Eggs with Reliable Cooking Times

Step 1:
Bring water to a boil in a stockpot with a cover that is big enough to hold the amount of eggs you wish to cook. The cover will end up helping the water boil faster than an uncovered stockpot.

Step 2:
While you wait for the water to boil, get another pot ready filled with ice water.

Step 3:
Once water is boiling, remove your eggs from the fridge and place them into the pot.

Step 4:
Bring the heat to a very low simmer. Cook the eggs for about 11-12 minutes. If using Jumbo or large eggs, you may want to cook for 13-15 minutes.

Step 5:
After time is up, place eggs into ice bath to cool rapidly for about 5 minutes. Crack the eggs against a hard-surface and they should be relatively easy to peel. It is recommended that peeling occurs right after cooling.


If there is a green ring around the egg yolk, it’s an indication that the egg is overcooked, so consider reducing cooking time if that is the case.

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