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Foolproof Hard-Cooked Eggs


Although the term "hard-boiled" is more commonly known, "hard-cooked" is more accurate because the eggs should not be cooked at a boil.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003


  • 4 large eggs


  1. Place eggs in a deep saucepan; cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 14 minutes. Transfer to an iced water bath; let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Unpeeled eggs can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

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