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How to cook a hard boiled egg

In this recipe, I am going to go over the steps to make the perfect har boiled eggs every time.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time8 mins
Ice bath10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to boil eggs, How to make hard boiled eggs, steps to make hard boiled eggs
Servings: 4
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Bob


  • Pot with a lid
  • bowl


  • 6 Eggs
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups ice


  • Place eggs into a pot. Make sure that the eggs are not overcrowded.
  • Add COLD water until you have filled the pot just above the eggs (about 4 cups). Cover with a lid.
  • Place the pot on the stove on high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling set your timer for 7-8 minutes and then take the pot off the heat.
  • In a bowl add 4 cups of cold water and 2 cups of ice, creating an ice bath.
  • Using a slotted spoon take out one egg at a time and place it into the ice bath. Once all of the eggs are in the ice bath, allow them to cool for 5-10 minutes
  • Remove the eggs from the ice bath and store them the fridge for up to 7 days.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 246mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg