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Hard-Cooked (Hard-Boiled) Eggs

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Hard-Cooked (Hard-Boiled) Eggs
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

Stress-free hard-boiled eggs ready in just 35 minutes – a delicious dinner! ...MORE+ LESS-

November 8, 2016

Ingredients

4
eggs

Steps

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  • 1
    In a 2-quart saucepan, place the eggs in a single layer. Add enough cold water until it is at least 1 inch above the eggs. Heat uncovered to boiling over high heat. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Cover with lid; let stand 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Immediately pour off the hot water from the eggs, then run cool water over them in the saucepan until completely cool.
  • 3
    Tap each egg lightly on the kitchen counter to crackle the shell. Roll the egg between your hands to loosen the shell, then peel starting at the large end. If the shell is hard to peel, hold egg under cold water while peeling.

Expert Tips

  • Roll the egg between your hands to loosen shell, then peel. If shell is hard to peel, hold egg under cold water while peeling.
  • Avoid keeping hard-cooked eggs at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If you do, don’t eat the eggs.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
210mg
71%
Sodium
60mg
3%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Rate and Comment

Jeluni More than 1 year ago
As always, Betty is the best.
SantaFeJack More than 1 year ago
I've been using this precise method since the 1950s and it is still the best. Start with cold water and bring to a rolling boil.
ZR600 More than 1 year ago
I have been making HB Eggs this way since 1992 "when I got the betty crocker cookbook" and they turn out every time. The key is cold water to start with, then high heat to get it to a "hard" boil as fast as you can. Once boiling I cover and shut heat off and time for 18 minutes. Cool under cold running water or ice water to stop the cooking and peel while still a little warm inside. Best way to make HB Eggs and very easy.
CandyA More than 1 year ago
Brought eggs to a rolling boil and let them boil for about 20 seconds, put the lid on and turned off the burner. Set the timer for 18 minutes, poured off the water and filled the pan with cold water and some ice cubes. Absolutely perfect eggs.
Bernee More than 1 year ago
Followed this to the letter and just dumped out a dozen eggs that were a goopy mess. Can you specify "boil", is it a hard boil, rolling boil???????? Gonna try again but do longer on the boiling.
pshguit More than 1 year ago
I always tend to overcook or undercook my hardboiled eggs and these came out absolutely PERFECT!The yolks were nice and firm and didn't have the green ring around them. The shells did not crack while boiling and they peeled beautifully!
annarae1989 More than 1 year ago
OMG! Tried this recipe with twelve eggs and not a single egg cracked. A dozen perfectly delicious eggs came out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
crystalrose1217 More than 1 year ago
I'm teaching my niece and her friend to boil eggs. How should you boil the eggs? An important detail you left out.
BABZ80 More than 1 year ago
muth More than 1 year ago