Basic Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe

Basic Hard-Boiled Eggs
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: About 15 mins | Makes: 6 eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are so simple to make. Our method brings the eggs and water to a boil, then immediately stops the boiling and lets the eggs cook, covered, in the saucepan. Eight minutes does the trick, with no green ring around the yolks.

  • 6 large eggs
  1. Place eggs in a medium saucepan with a tightfitting lid (the eggs should sit in a single layer). Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then remove the pan from heat, cover, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 8 minutes.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the eggs to a medium bowl of cold water. Gently crack the shells against the side of the bowl. Let the eggs sit in the water until cool. Drain and peel.