How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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In this video, you’ll see Chef John’s tried-and-true technique for making perfect hard boiled eggs. What’s a perfect hard boiled egg? The whites are firm but not rubbery; the yolks are cooked but still creamy. These perfectly cooked eggs will make the most delicious Easter eggs in the neighborhood. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs. They also make amazing egg salad and deviled eggs. Check out the technique, then see more Chef John videos >>

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Mjaclyn

Mjaclyn

I followed the directions exactly and when I tried to peel my eggs the were liquid mush. What a waste of eggs!

Jackiekay

Jackiekay

Thanks for the tips and pointers! My eggs turned out just fine and I will always use this method from now on, chef john you are the coolest and I love learning from your videos!! Thank you! :-)

Jody Ballard

Jody Ballard

The "cool the eggs with really cold [faucet] water" does not work in many southern parts of the U.S. -- especially in the summer. It's extra work for sure, but while the eggs are boiling, I make two water baths w ice in large bowls.

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