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How To Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

I love deviled eggs! I never made them, though, because every time I boiled my eggs they were a giant pain to peel and most of the egg white would come off with the peel.

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Somehow, my mom and I ended up on the subject of boiled eggs the other day, and I started to complain about what a pain they are to peel.

She asked me how I was cooking them, and I told her that I was letting the water come to a boil, dropping the eggs in (cracking several as I went), and then boiling them for about 20 minutes or so.


Turns out, I have been making hard boiled eggs the wrong way, which is why I was ending up with half of the egg white stuck to the shell and an ugly gray ring around the yolk.

So, here’s how to make perfect hard boiled eggs:

How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
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How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs


  • Eggs


  1. Place your eggs in a pot.
  2. Fill pot with enough cold water to cover the eggs and come 1-inch above the eggs.
  3. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
  4. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, remove pot from heat and cover.
  5. Let the pot sit (covered) for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain the hot water.
  7. Rinse eggs in cold water.

Recipe Notes

*Make sure that you get the water to a rolling boil. Otherwise, the eggs won't be completely cooked. If you aren't sure what a rolling boil looks like, check out this link

That’s it! No more gray yolks, and no more impossible-to-peel eggs. Thanks, Mom!

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  • Reply
    Gail Connolley
    February 27, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks I love this way but I do add a little Vinegar to help the process of peeling the eggs. They came out amazing !!

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      February 27, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you! I’ll have to try adding a little vinegar. Someone else suggested adding a little baking soda, and that seems to help, too. Thank you for taking the time to come back and comment!

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    February 1, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    My eggs were perfect. No gray green, yay!

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      February 1, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear that it worked out for you! Thank you for taking the time to come and comment.

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    September 24, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I’ve always cooked my eggs this way but put them in an ice bath instead of just cold water afterwards. In addition you can add just a pinch of baking soda to the cooking water and the shells will come off nice & easy.

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      September 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Great tips! Thank you! I’ll have to try both of those out. =)

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    April 10, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    My eggs are always underdone…I’ll try this! :) thanks! Found you via link party and I’ve enjoyed your blog…newest follower here!
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      April 10, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      I had the opposite problem. I used to overcook my eggs until I ended up with gray yolks, but this trick really works! I hope it helps!! Glad to have you following! =)

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