Basic Hard-Cooked Eggs

Basic Hard-Cooked Eggs

9 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    1 m
  • Cook

    22 m
  • Ready In

    23 m
Recipe by  American Egg Board

“Hard cooked eggs are great sliced and eaten on their own or in a variety of salads, sandwiches, appetizers or main dishes. Master the basics and explore the possibilities.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner. Cover pan.
  2. Let eggs stand in hot water about 15 minutes for large eggs (12 minutes for medium eggs; 18 minutes for extra large).
  3. Drain immediately and serve warm. Or, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then refrigerate.

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Jillian
17

Jillian

Great basic instructions! There definitely is a difference between hard-cooked and hard-boiled. I used this method for pickled eggs. After I drained them (whether hard-cooked or hard-boiled) I submerge them in ice water. I've never had the awful green ring by doing this and they're easy to peel.

Hot Coco
6

Hot Coco

This method worked out perfectly. i have tried it a couple of times and wouldn't do it any other way! This time I used only 3 eggs because that is all I needed for the recipe that i way doing. it should work for any amount of eggs! just be sure that they aren't too crowded in the pan.

Georgie04
6

Georgie04

I've been cooking eggs the wrong way for a very long time! I'm so glad I came across these instructions. The eggs turned out beautifully and no green ring. I let the large eggs sit in the hot water for 16 minutes (I was a little nervous) and they were thoroughly cooked and wonderfully tender!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 71 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 211 mg
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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