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Basic Hard-Cooked Eggs Recipe

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This basic formula for hard-cooked eggs gives you a great end result to use in salads, sandwiches and for deviled eggs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 eggs
  • Cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 75 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover by 1 in. Cover and quickly bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 15 minutes for large eggs (18 minutes for extra-large eggs and 12 minutes for medium eggs).
  2. Rinse eggs in cold water and place in ice water until completely cooled. Drain and refrigerate. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hard-Cooked Eggs in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p254

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