PERFECT HARDBOILED EGGS EVERY TIME!
Hardboiled eggs are a staple in my diet because of their nutritional value – they’re high in protein (and they contain complete protein), potassium, Vitamin D & Vitamin B-12. Plus, they’re easy to take on-the-go.
That said, an under- or over-cooked hardboiled egg drives me nuts! After numerous trials, I’ve found a strategy that yields perfect hardboiled eggs – every time.
Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 8 minutes + 10 minutes of cooling time
Serving Size: You choose! I usually make hardboiled eggs with 10-12 eggs at a time.
What You’ll Need:
- Large eggs
- 1 large pot filled halfway with water
- A pin or other sharp small utensil
- On medium heat, bring water to a moderate boil (more than a simmer but less than a full-blown “this water is going to evaporate” boil)
- Use pin or other utensil to punch a small hole in each egg
- Place eggs in boiling water for 8 minutes
- Turn off heat and leave eggs in water for ~10 minutes
- Remove eggs from water and store
- If eating immediately after, place eggs in cold water for a couple minutes or let air-cool for several minutes.
Please keep in mind that you may need to adjust your boiling time based on the altitude of your kitchen. I live close to sea-level, so if you live at a higher elevation, you may need to extend your boiling time by a few minutes.
After taking photos for this post, I upgraded my hole-punching device to a “Fox Run Egg Piercer Carded.” It was less than $5 on Amazon. I’ve been pleased with the results so far and have enjoyed not needing to clean a pin or keep one around my kitchen.
I hope this post makes hardboiling eggs as easy for you as it has been for me! Let me know how it works for you by using the hashtag #HMBgirl on Instagram.
Now go get your protein on! :)