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This worked really well for me! Very easy to peel, no raw yolk, just overall very good! The only thing is that I think I may have overcooked them. I let them boil for a long time because I wasn’t convinced that the water was at a “full, rolling boil”. This resulted in a green color around the yolks and the yolks sliding out of the egg whites very easily.
Hi Dominique, yes if the yolks were green, you may have ended up cooking them too long.
What did I do wrong? Just as it came to the boil the egg exploded!
Hi, Mike! This doesn’t usually happen as long as you are adding the eggs to room temp water and bringing them both to a boil together, but if this is what you did and still had an egg crack on you, then my best guess is that there was weak spot in the shell that caused the egg to crack. I’d give this method another try with another batch of eggs!
Start with cold water and fridge cold eggs. They both come up to temp at the same time this way.
My first time making eggs this way was a huge success. My wife is a wonderful cook and said that I am a natural. So, thanks to you, I earned brownie points!
I went to hard boil some eggs but found the switch on my electric egg cooker was broken so I ordered a new one from Amazon at the same time I looked up your technique. It turned out to be so easy and the eggs came out so perfectly that I quick cancelled the Amazon order. Thanks for saving me some money!
Perfect hard boiled eggs. Very creamy and rich yolks not overcooked at all.
I put my eggs right into a bath of ice water and they came out great. Only had a few that ended up not peeling well. I used fresh eggs. Next time I will use older eggs for perfection.
That you for ur help they are great much better than mine.
Just came back from a trip with friends where I made the boiled eggs. I got rave reviews. I have used this method for several years now with great results. I passed on the link to this site to all my friends and I think they will use it too. Thanks for the method and the great extra hints.
Awesome!! Works perfect every time. Thanks
The easiest and best way to hard boil eggs!!
Good recipe… my eggs turned out PERFECT!!!
The eggs came out perfect!
This technique really does make perfect eggs…every time! I’ve made hard boiled eggs many other ways and have never ended up with eggs this great. Not only are they perfectly done they also peel easy ( I do add a salt to the water).
Poke a hole through the shell on the fatter end of the egg BEFORE you cook it and the shell will come off super easily.
Karen, if using fresh eggs, I pour in a lot of salt. A lot of salt. I don’t measure I just pour it in. I have always had good luck with this. I can’t imagine 1/2 tsp of working at all.
I’ve used this technique 3x and ALL of my eggs are a disaster to peel. I used salt, I used vinegar, I used white shelled eggs and brown organic eggs. Yet? Most of the egg white comes off with the shell. I see there is a different technique for “easy-to-peel” eggs which begs the question: Who wants difficult-to-peel eggs?
Do you put them in ice cold water, best with ice cubes in it, immediately and let them sit there till cool. Also tried baking soda in place of salt in the water when cooking.
Omg, this actually worked. My eggs came out perfect, not over cooked, not green, and they peeled easily. I’m actually stunned. I will never hard boil eggs any other way again. Thank you!!!!
Used the Boiling method for 12 eggs, salted the water. Let them sit for 16-18 minutes. Sacrificed one egg to be sure, peeled very easily and nice fluffy texture. No green ring! Perfect!
Worked perfectly! I tried the boiling method described above with just 4 eggs—let sit for 15 minutes and they turned out great.
So I should peel them right after cooking as opposed to when I am ready to eat them?
Hi Alexandra, I would recommend peeling them right after you’ve cooled them in cold water. They will be much easier to peel then rather than after they’ve been stored in the fridge.