Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hard Boiled Eggs (Mom's Tried and True Way)

If you ask 5 people for their method to hard boil an egg, you will get 5 different methods.

I am going to share with you my Mom's tried and true way of making hard boiled eggs.

It is the only way that I have ever known and it has yet to fail - farm fresh or store bought eggs.

Place your eggs in a pot.  Do not over crowd.

Put enough cold water in the pot to cover the eggs.

Place on high heat and bring water to a boil.

Once the water begins to boil, set the timer for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, turn heat off and remove the pot.

Drain hot water.

Run cold water over eggs.

Drain warm water off eggs.

Run cold water over eggs.

Repeat this process until the eggs are cool to touch and the water left on the eggs is cool, not warm.

I immediately peel my eggs, so I give them a shake in the pot, slightly cracking the shells.

Remove one egg at a time from pot of cool water.

Tap egg on counter to slightly crack the shell.

Gently peel the shell.

Run cold water on the egg as needed during and after the peeling process.

I store my peeled, hard boiled eggs in a covered bowl in the refrigerator.

Hard boiled eggs make a great breakfast or snack on their own and of course can be the star in many recipes including deviled eggs and egg salad.

Along with this tutorial, I shared some hard boiled facts in my latest article that I wrote for Community Chickens.  I hope you check it out!

One more reason to love our chickens!


  1. Your eggs look pristine! We recently learned to steam our eggs and are happy with the results. Hope you have some yummy egg recipes to enjoy this week!

  2. Your eggs are so beautiful! I live at about 4200 ft above sea level, so I know I need to boil my eggs longer than 10 minutes, but haven't yet found the perfect amount of time!

  3. Sure is how I make them and come out perfect every time! Now I have a craving for an egg!

  4. Your eggs look delicious. I like the idea of having them in the refrigerator and ready. Your method is so close to how I boil my eggs. I just go five more minutes and they are done. Not sure why I have to go longer.

  5. You have explained the process very beautifully. I also used to do like this only. I love to eat boiled egg with pepper and salt spread at the top of them. It is a very good and healthy meal...

  6. We are starting to get some eggs from our ladies...Boil eggs are a favorite of my little ones. Your pictures turn out nice..


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