Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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Whether you’re whipping up egg salad sandwiches for a Friday Lenten meal or making a batch of these delicious Southwest Chipotle Deviled Eggs, it all starts with a perfect hard boiled egg.  I’m talking about one with firm, bright whites and a creamy yellow center with no trace of that blue-brown ring that screams poorly cooked egg.  On its surface, hard boiling an egg seems like an easy task.  Just fill a pot with water, add eggs and boil.  But, for whatever reason, those eggs can be a bit finicky, over or under cooking for a myriad of reasons.  Luckily, I have come up with a method that is fool-proof and simple.  So, get yourself a dozen fresh eggs and get crackin’!

Bright whites and creamy yolks with no blue ring!

Bright whites and creamy yolks with no blue ring!

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled Eggs

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  • Yield: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Appetizer, Entree


  • 12 fresh eggs (I prefer Organic)


  1. Place eggs in a medium size pot and fill with enough water to cover the eggs, plus an inch.
  2. Place over medium-high heat and cover. Set a timer for 20 minutes.
  3. Cook until water comes to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, remove cover and lower heat to medium. Continue cooking until timer goes off.
  5. Remove from heat and drain. Add several cups of ice to the pot and then add water.
  6. Let cool for 3 – 4 minutes and then peel.

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