Let me teach you how to make hard boiled eggs the easy way! You’ll get perfect, easy to peel eggs every time and will be able to make the best deviled eggs!
How do you hard boil an egg?
The list of ways to make eggs goes on and on. And honestly, what’s not to love about eggs?
No matter how you like your eggs, hard boiled is definitely a versatile way to make them. They’re the perfect breakfast, snack, salad add-in, and more!
But learning how to boil an egg is something that has to be learned. If you’ve ever tried to make hard boil eggs before and they were too squishy, too firm, or don’t peel well then this will solve your problems!
My husband and I go through several dozen hard-boiled eggs each month and I’ve come up with some tips on how to create perfect hard boiled eggs to share as well!
How long do you boil eggs to make deviled eggs?
All deviled eggs start with hard-boiled eggs, so you boil the eggs for 10 minutes.
What is better for hardboiled eggs – fresh or older eggs?
Fresh eggs are harder to peel. As eggs age, they become easier to peel, so use the older eggs first.
How to make hardboiled eggs:
- Place your eggs into the pot first. Use just enough water to cover, then lightly sprinkle with salt.
- Allow eggs to cook in boiling water for 10 minutes, then turn off the burner and allow to sit for another 10 minutes. This is a really important step so you don’t overcook your eggs.
- Prepare a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking of the eggs. Add eggs to ice water and allow them to cool for another 10 minutes.
- Peel eggs under cool, running water.
How long are hard boiled eggs good for?
These eggs will stay fresh for up to a week in the fridge. You can peel them or leave them on their shelves and they’ll both still be fresh for a week.
Deviled Eggs Recipes:
- Deviled Egg Footballs: these are the perfect easy appetizer for the Super Bowl.
- Colorful Deviled Eggs: a great way to make traditional Thanksgiving deviled eggs a little more fun!
- Avocado Deviled Eggs: these no mayo deviled eggs are great if you’re following a low carb diet.
- Migas: Texas breakfast staple and one skillet breakfast!
- Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole: this breakfast casserole is cooked overnight in the slow cooker!
- Loaded Totchos: tater tots, bacon, fried egg, and lots of toppings! What’s not to love?!
- Vietnamese Egg Rolls: traditional Vietnamese egg rolls made 3 ways!
More ways to use eggs:
- Egg Carton Hacks: this is a list of 16 different ways that you can reuse your empty egg carton containers in and outside of the house.
- Glitter Easter Eggs: tutorial for a super cheap and easy Easter craft that even the most craft-challenged can do!
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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Learn how to make hard boiled eggs the easy way. You'll get perfect, easy to peel eggs every time that are perfect for high protein diets. Or, use them to make the best deviled egg appetizers.
- 12 eggs
Place your eggs into the pot first. Use just enough water to cover, then lightly sprinkle with salt.
Allow eggs to cook in boiling water for 10 minutes, then turn off the burner and allow to sit for another 10 minutes. This is a really important step so you don't overcook your eggs.
Prepare a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking of the eggs. Add eggs to ice water and allow them to cool for another 10 minutes.
Peel hard boiled eggs under cool, running water.