How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs


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 f... See moreirm 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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Apr 18, 2014 10:20 AM

Wow, just wasted a carton eggs for Easter. I did everything as stated. Is gas stove the prob? I only looked for a recipe because i wanted the eggs to peel nicer than usual. I timed and cooled them meticulously. The whites fell apart like mush in my hands when I tried to peel them. Guess it's back to the drawing board for me.


Apr 16, 2014 12:12 PM

I would think it would make a difference if you have gas vs electric stove. Electric stove stays warm after turning off, gas doesn't. I have gas, so will probably simmer, turn off, cover as described...then after 5 min bring to a simmer/boil again, turn off, cover and let it sit until the 17 min is up.


Feb 1, 2014 12:59 PM

Also, don't remove the pan from the burner. Leave it in place. The residual heat is cooking the eggs.

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