If you don’t know a good technique for hard boiling eggs, you might ruin perfectly good eggs. (Don’t do that!)
There are many different methods of boiling eggs — this way works for me every time.
How To Hard Boil Eggs
- Carefully place your eggs in a pot, large enough to easily hold the number of eggs you are boiling.
- Add enough cold water to rise about 2-inches above the eggs.
- Bring to a boil.
- Immediately reduce the heat to low and set a timer for 12 minutes. (Do not cover.)
- Let the eggs gently simmer until the timer rings.
- While the eggs are simmering, prepare a large bowl with ice water.
- Remove each egg with a slotted spoon, placing them in the ice water as you go.
- Once the eggs are cool enough to touch, gently tap them with the back of a spoon (or on the side of the sink, on a cutting board, etc.)
- Peel the eggs. (If they're still very warm, you can lightly run cold water over the eggs as you peel them.)