How to Boil an Egg

How to Boil an Egg 
Sometimes the simplest of kitchen tasks can be the hardest. Take boiling an egg.  When I was first married, I didn’t know how to boil an egg properly. It was always hit or miss when I was preparing them. Thankfully over the years I have learned how to boil an egg and we will go over the basics in today’s Kitchen Basics 101 post.
  • Place the eggs in a pot and cover them with COLD water.
  • Heat over high heat until the water begins to boil.
  • Allow the eggs to boil for two minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and cover with the pot’s lid. 
  • Let the eggs sit in the hot water for another 10 minutes.
  • Drain the eggs and serve them warm OR add cold water to the pot along with a handful of ice cubes to allow them to cool.  
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 
Perfect hard-boiled eggs every time.

Do you have a favorite trick that you do to help you make the perfect hard boiled eggs? Tell me about it in the comments!


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  1. says

    Yep, I’ve been using your method and I get perfect hard-boiled eggs every time! The most important step is to allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for sometime.

  2. says

    Hi there! I saw this post and had to comment! I tried to boil an egg in the microwave at work the other MONTH and I still haven’t heard the end of it! We have a small little breakroom at lunch and the microwave door BLEW open and there was a mini explosion and egg EVERY-WHERE. It was a disaster and soooooo embarrasing. So thanks for this post… perfect for people like me! ;) Great site too!

  3. says

    Hi Robyn, Thanks for linking up your “egg” technique. It seems every cook has their method. I put room temp eggs in cold water, bring to boil, then turn down heat and simmer for 8:30 minutes. Then cool in water/ice like you do. Thanks for linking up this new version for me. I’ll have to try it. Please come back to our #theWeekendSocial starting Thursday at 9:00 PM EST. Pinned your recipe!

  4. says

    Thanks for linking up to the Say G’day Saturday linky party. I’ve just pinned your post! Hope you can say g’day again tomorrow!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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