How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Meatless Monday

It took me years to perfect the hard boiled egg.  You would never think that something so simple could be so difficult.  But once perfected, you are open to a world of possibilities.  Hard boiled eggs are used in deviled eggs, egg salads, sliced on top of a green salad, served on toast, or just as they are with a sprinkle of salt.  Here are my easy directions on how to make the perfect hard boiled egg.  Feel free to share your tips in the comments! 


  1. Start with a single layer of eggs on the bottom of your pan.  

  2. Cover the eggs with water, at least an inch or two above the eggs.  I use my finger as a guide and make sure there is enough water to reach my first knuckle. Tips: You can add a teaspoon of vinegar to the water to prevent any egg whites from escaping if an egg cracks.  I like to add some salt to the water to prevent cracking. 

  3. Place the pot on a cold burner and heat on high until the water comes to a full boil.

  4. Once boiling, turn off the heat, cover, remove from the burner and let sit for 10-12 minutes.

  5. While you are waiting on the eggs, prepare a bowl of ice water.  Once the 10-12 minutes have passed, spoon out the eggs with a slotted spoon into the bowl to cool. 

Eggs should keep up to 5 days in the refrigerator. 

Find more Veggie recipes over at the Vegetarian and Vegan section of the website. 

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Diana Jeanne is a creative and crafty mom who has been actively involved with Punky Moms for the last decade. Even though she moved around a lot as a kid she still considers herself a native Californian. She currently lives in Orlando, FL with her teenage son, husband and two Great Danes. She may work an office job but keeps her individuality with her under layer of bleached hair, half sleeves and back tattoos under her cardigan sweaters.

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