Four Methods: How To Hard Boil Eggs

With tips for easier peeling!

Method 1 - Boil Only

The first method is to bring the water to a boil and then simply boil the eggs until they are fully cooked.

Method 2 - Boil Half - Rest Half

With this method, you boil the eggs for half the time and rest them in the hot water off of the heat for the remaining time.

Method 3 - Rest On Stovetop

For the third method, bring the water to a full boil. Cover the pot and turn off the heat. Leave the pot on the hot burner, allowing the eggs to cook. This method works well if you have an electric stovetop.

Method 4 - Rest Off Stovetop

With the fourth method, you’ll bring the water to a full boil. Then cover the pot and remove it from the heat. Place the pot on a trivet and allow the hot water to cook the eggs.

Want to know how to peel the hard-boiled eggs more easily?

Immediately remove your eggs from the boiling water and into a bowl of ice water!

Use a slotted spoon to make the transfer!

Allow the eggs to chill for about 5 minutes. Crack the shells on a flat surface all around the eggs.!

Then, place the eggs under cold running water and remove the shells.

How long do hard boiled eggs last?

Hard-boiled eggs (with the shells intact or peeled) can be stored in the refrigerator for up to seven days according to the USDA.

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