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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Get a perfect hard-boiled egg every time with these simple tips. With hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you always have the components of a satisfying meal.

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, n/a 2000



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  • sweeper7385865
    13 OCT, 2017
    My eggs came out perfectly and pulled perfectly. Electric stove med-high heat until just starting a rolling boil. Let sit for 15 min.
  • reneesackloff
    11 OCT, 2017
    Followed the recipe and the eggs came out perfect. Not soft, not dry, just right! And easy to peel.
  • dennisbarbaro
    3 AUG, 2017
    They came out perfect
  • webeliming
    9 JUL, 2017
    If you use this recipe the eggs will be underdone.
  • MS10073965
    11 MAY, 2017
    My mom gave me very similar directions on the perfect hard boiled egg recipe. Except she said from 11-14 minutes on the egg...maybe it depends on the size of the egg or the freshness of it. But we usually averaged it out to 12 minutes. Or as my mother was famous for saying, "you judge"! :)
  • mcfall310
    15 APR, 2017
    Been using this method for years, perfect every time. I don't get the less than 5 rating. If you can't get this right, might be time to leave the kitchen.
  • rkanaris7yaho
    11 APR, 2017
    How to color the perfect eggs????
    8 FEB, 2017
    Steaming eggs is the only way to peel perfectly regardless if they are fresh eggs or not. I use the steamer basket of my rice cooker.
    7 FEB, 2017
    Once you steam your eggs, you'll never do anything else.
    • jerry_s98
      24 FEB, 2017
      You're talking black steam?:)
  • paelscrit
    10 DEC, 2016
    This is how my mother taught me and they have always been perfect. She said to remove them right when they came to a boil and cover for 20 minutes though.
    • mcfall310
      15 APR, 2017
      Sounds like this marthas recipe except you wait 20 minutes instead of 12. Martha's is easier to reproduce perfect results time after time. What is pre boil? How do you gauge it.

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