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how to make hard boiled eggs is harder | Family Cuisine

than it looks This is a difficult task, as making hard boiled eggs can be tricky. In order to make them right, you need to know how long they should take and what temperature the water needs to be at.
how to make hard boiled eggs is harder | Family Cuisine

My husband asked, “So you can really do a whole post on boiling eggs?”


5) Once water comes to a rolling boil, place the lid on and turn off the heat.

eggs in rolling boil

6) Let eggs sit for 12-13 minutes making sure to not open the lid or all of the heat will escape. Make sure not to start your timer until right when you turn off the heat.

8) Label your eggs so that your family knows which ones are hard boiled and which ones are not. OR you can use my husband’s trick of spinning the egg really hard on a flat surface. If the egg is hard boiled it will spin standing up like this one below and if it’s not hard boiled it will spin horizontally.



Tips for easy peeling eggs:

  • Use eggs that are not fresh. Over time we have learned that the fresher the egg the harder it is to peel. If you can, don’t make your hard boiled eggs the same day you buy them. You would think that the fresher the egg the better, but that’s not actually the case. Eggs that are a week old work best but of course make sure they are not past the expiration date.
  • Run them under water when peeling. If you are using the hard boiled eggs right away, it also is easier to peel them under cold running water right after they have boiled.
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt to the water. Adding salt to the water may help make the eggs easier to peel.
  • Add vinegar. Add a little vinegar to the water which makes the shell softer and easier to peel.
  • Roll them on the counter. After you boil the eggs and you’ve cooled them, roll them on the counter and the shell will fall off.

rolled eggshell


Refrigerate hard boiled eggs in their shell in the fridge for up to one week.


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