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The Easiest Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs (Technique)

“There are many ways that work well to boil eggs such as adding salt (who needs that extra salt?), using a needle to poke a hole in the eggs (way too tedious and unnecessary), adding ice or vinegar for easy peeling, etc., etc., etc. Unfortunately, those methods are all too time consuming for most people. I've been using this technique since I was a teenager (so long ago). This technique is perfect and the absolute simplest above all the others. Oh, and no utensils needed either, how cool is that!?! :) A similar method for pasta is Perfect Pasta With No Watching and No Sweating
6 eggs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place eggs in medium saucepan. Cover with water 1" above the eggs. Place on stovetop over high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and cover. Let sit 18-20 minutes.
  3. Pour cold tap water into pot allowing the hot water out by holding the pot on a slant. Let eggs sit in cold water for 1-2 minutes, then peel easily.
  4. NOTE: (no garbage disposal/shells for gardening method) I peel the eggs under running cold water with a colander underneath to catch the shells. I placed the eggs onto paper towels to rid excess moisture for egg salad, OR place peeled eggs into a bowl of cold water, cover and refrigerate where they keep for about 4-5 days.

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