I’ve been making hard boiled eggs for years and years and have prepared them severeal different ways but I have found this to be the easiest and basic way to get them to turn out perfectly each time. They are never overcooked and have never had any break on me in the middle of cooking.
I’m in the middle of making some right now. I’m really looking forward to dying eggs with our 19 month old tomorrow for the first time!
Hard Boiled Eggs
- Placeeggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. Remove from burner. Cover pan.
- Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes for large eggs (9 minutes for medium eggs; 15 minutes for extra large).
- Drain immediately and serve warm. Or, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then regrigerate.
If you’re looking for a neat way to serve Deviled Eggs for Easter, check out these Colored Deviled Eggs. SO cute!