Hard Boiled Eggs

Cook Time: 15 minutes

The easiest method for how to boil eggs with perfect results every time! All you need is a pot, some water and a little salt to help the eggs peel easier. This recipe is very forgiving and can easily be adjusted to your desired egg doneness. Perfect for use in hard boiled egg recipes.

Author: natashaskitchen
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$3
Keyword: hard boiled egg recipes
Calories: 62 kcal
Servings: 12 eggs


  • 12 eggs refrigerated
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. 1. Place refrigerated eggs carefully in a medium saucepan and add enough cold water to cover the tops of the eggs. 

  2. 2. With the lid off, bring to a rolling boil then add 1/2 tsp salt. 

  3. TURN OFF HEAT, cover with lid and let eggs sit on the burner for 10-15 minutes (10 min if you have an electric burner that retains heat and up to 15 min for a gas burner that does not retain heat). Test 1 egg at 10 min to see if it has reached desired doneness. 

  4. Once the timer is up, drain and rinse eggs in cold water then let them sit in ice-cold water to cool. Finally, peel and enjoy.