This is the best recipe for hard boiled eggs. These perfect hard boiled eggs create a beautiful yellow yolk with no green ring every time. We also include our easy tips for how to peel hard boiled eggs.
Course: Appetizer, Easter, Snack
Keyword: boiled eggs, Hard Boiled Eggs, how long to boil eggs, how to boil eggs, how to hard boil eggs, how to peel hard boiled eggs, perfect hard boiled eggs
Author: Nikki Gladd
6to 12 large eggs
pinch of salt
For the ice bath:
A couple handfuls of ice cubes
More cold water
Carefully place the eggs in a single layer on the bottom of a pot. Cover with cold water, just until the eggs are covered by about a 1/2-inch. Add salt.
Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Pay attention! Once it reaches a rapid boil, allow it to continue boiling for 1 minute, then immediately cover and remove from heat. Let stand, covered, for exactly 10 minutes. Set your timer!
Meanwhile, prepare an ice bath in a large bowl by combining ice cubes and cold water. When 10 minutes is up, uncover the pot and use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to the ice bath.
When the eggs are cool enough to handle (after about 1 minute in the ice bath) peel immediately from the ice bath by cracking the egg shell on the hard counter until you find an air pocket. Start peeling from the air pocket, making sure to catch the "skin" underneath the shell. If any pieces of shell remain, dip peeled egg back into the ice bath to clean off the rest.
If not peeling right from the ice bath, store in the refrigerator then peel later while cold, using the same technique of finding the air pocket. Run under cold water while peeling to help, if needed.