Perfect Hard Cooked Eggs

Jane Whittaker


I never realized that there were so many ways to hard cook eggs until I joined this club.
This is for our newbie cooks, and this is my way.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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  • 6 large
    fresh eggs
  • ·
    enough water to cover the eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vinegar, keeps eggs from seeping if they crack while cooking

How to Make Perfect Hard Cooked Eggs


  1. Put eggs in a suitable size sauce pan and cover with cold water, add the vinegar.
  2. Bring water to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain water off, add cold water to stop cooking.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to eat or use for salads, deviled eggs, whatever you like. We like eating them just like they are, and I usually have some in the fridge ready to go.

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About Perfect Hard Cooked Eggs

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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