Updated: Apr 23, 2021
Boiled eggs are such a great snack or breakfast to add protein and important nutrients to your day. Making the perfectly cooked yolk boiled eggs that peel easily are actually easier to make than your think. This is my foolproof way to make the perfect boiled egg every time!
The eggs peel best under running water after cooling for about 5-10 minutes in cold water.
Enjoy right away as an egg salad, deviled eggs, potato salad or store in the fridge for a snack.
1 to a dozen eggs (must be in a single layer in the pot)
Water to cover eggs plus some
Add all your eggs into a pot that can fit them in a single layer.
Next add water to cover the eggs plus about 2 inches above the tops so they are well covered.
Now put on the pot lid and set on a burner and turn it to high heat.
Let the water come to a rolling boil.
As soon as the water is at a rolling boil and the eggs are rattling around, turn off the burner but DO NOT MOVE OFF THE BURNER OR TAKE OFF THE LID.
Set a timer for 10 minutes as soon as you turn off the burner. Let it sit undisturbed for the full time.
As soon as the timer goes off, pour off the water. Turn the faucet to cold and set the pot in the sink to fill it with the cold water. Let it run over for about 20 seconds or pour it all out and refill once again with the cold water. This is to cool the eggs quickly and allows the shell to come off more easily.
Let the eggs sit for about 5-10 minutes in the cold water.
Now peel your eggs under running water, it should peel easily but if it does not, this may be due to the freshness of your eggs.
Enjoy the perfectly done yoke which is great for egg salad, deviled eggs, or eating plain as a snack or breakfast.