STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food
Community Pick

Foolproof Hard-Boiled Eggs

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“From America's Test Kitchen. Really works!”
3 eggs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place eggs in medium saucepan, cover with 1 inch of water, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, fill medium bowl with 1 quart water and 1 tray ice cubes (or equivalent).
  4. Transfer eggs to ice bath with slotted spoon and let sit 5 minutes.
  5. Tap each egg all over against countertop to crack shell, then roll egg gently back and forth several times.
  6. Begin peeling from air-pocket (wider) end.
  7. The shell should come off in spiral strips attached to thin membrane.
  8. Hard-boiled eggs can be refrigerated for several days.
  9. You can double or triple this recipe as long as you use a pot large enough to hold the eggs in a single layer, covered by an inch of water.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a