The perfect boiled egg

joeyjoan K


This is a simple easy way to get perfectly boiled eggs with very little fussing or effort. My Grandma taught me this when I was very young and I have never boiled eggs any other way.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


How to Make The perfect boiled egg


  1. gently place eggs in a sauce pan big enough to leave a little room between the eggs
  2. add enough water to cover all your eggs
  3. Cover and place over med high heat
  4. Bring to a boil and let boil 1 or 2 minutes more, letting it get to a rolling boil.
  5. remove pan from the heat and let eggs remain in the water. Grandma always said forget about them for a while. I find 15 or 20 minutes is perfect timing to prevent the green rim around the yolk.
  6. After letting the eggs sit , pour the warm water out of the pan and cover the eggs in cold water to cool them down.
  7. To peel your eggs, put 3 or 4 eggs into a sauce pan, add 1 to 2 inches of cold water.
  8. Place lid on pan and hold in place with your hands. Shake the pan strong enough to knock the eggs around, but not too vigorously or you will have scrambled eggs.
  9. lift the lid and you should find the shells cracked and beginning to fall off. under running cold water gently remove the shell.
  10. your hard boiled eggs are ready to use in your favorite recipe.

Printable Recipe Card

About The perfect boiled egg

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

19 Recipes for Girl’s Night

19 Recipes for Girl’s Night

Oh, we’ll tell you what you want – what you really really want! These girl’s night approved recipes are going to be a hit at your next get together. Full of flavor, these easy appetizers and finger foods are sure to go perfectly with the night’s cocktail of choice. Whether you’re watching The Bachelor, spending […]

Baking With Blueberries

Baking With Blueberries

Breads and muffins and coffee cakes, we love baking with blueberries! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these goodies are bursting with fresh blueberries and a treat for the whole family. So grab all those blueberries you recently picked and head to the kitchen!

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto

Bright green in color, pesto is a classic northern Italian sauce. Traditionally made with basil, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and nuts (pine nuts or walnuts), it has a slightly grassy and nutty flavor. Easy to make at home, it’s versatile and quite tasty. We’re sharing pesto sauce from scratch recipes along with ways you can […]