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Hard-Cooked Eggs Recipe

Hard-Cooked Eggs Recipe

Our home economists share this recipe for hard-cooked eggs that can be eaten plain or used in various recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • Cold water

Directions

  • 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: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"You must boil those eggs for a few minutes first before they done. 6 minutes for mine. Then turn off and put in cold water to cool."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"My yolks were undercooked, but that may be because of our high elevation. If you live at high elevation, you will need to let the eggs cook a few more minutes or let them stand in the hot water longer."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2012

"I just learned how to steam eggs. Love it!! one cup water in your sauce pan add steamer basket add eggs put the lid on it and steam for 15 min. Perfect!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"I found the video helpful. When I crack my eggs I crush the ends first. It seems to help"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"I have used this recipe for years works great. I add a little salt to the water just in case an egg cracks, this prevents it from running all over in the water. Drain and add the cold water, works great."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"If you look below at my review, I didn't add that you roll/break the shells UNDER the cool water in the pan and then peel under the water, also. It really works! :-)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"This was very helpful, but my grandmother would boil the eggs and then after they have cooled in cold water, she would actually roll/break the shells UNDER the cool water and keep the egg under the water while peeling the shell off. I find that the shells come off effortlessly this way. Just an old Yankee way of doing things! I love the Taste of Home, Country Living and your website! Thanks from Up He'Ya in Maine! DarlaSue"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"I wonder how grandma used to do her eggs, or learn how too?? Probably she asked questions. Asking how to use the site seems a bit more courteous. But that might be stretching simple reasoning too far."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"I had finding video also & it was security settings on my firewall. As a first time visitor to sight I was stunned to see donna63 head up butt comment & perhaps as bad was the reply from bickey. How crude & how rude. I feel sad for you both. Not sure I want to visit this site again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"Hard-cooked eggs peel easily under running cold water if they are started in boiling water (no they will not crack even straight from the refrigerator). Boil 5 minutes. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes. (Longer cooking results in yolks with green edges.) Chill in ice water."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"OH and I add a spoonful of ground horseradish to my mayo, little dill pickle juice, salt/pepper to my mashed yolks (Pampered Chef Mix n Mash, makes it quick & easy!) for the best filling! YUM >:0)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"I always use an egg piercer 1st (don't have 1 use a heavy sewing needle to piece large end of egg slightly); helps create wall of water around the membranes & easier to peel after cooking. Bring to boil, remove from heat, cover & let set 15 min. Run under cold water & peel. If egg floats/stands up on end in water b4 cooking it is old/do not use, best to toss out."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"I, too, came here to see how to easily peel an egg. The best thing I have found is using a Pampered Chef avocado peeler. Roll the hard cooked egg on the counter to crack and then slide the peeler under the membrane. Even fresh eggs peel easily!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"I have tried this method of cooking hardboiled eggs, and it works great. No more green yolks. the only difference is that I only let the eggs stand in the hot water for 10min. I have not tried the vinegar in the water. Will try this next time to see if the eggs are easier to peel."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"I add a few drops of vegetable oil to the water and it has worked for me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"To Donna63. There IS a video on cooking eggs...learn how to use this site!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"I always pour in a couple TBS of vinegar into the cold water - makes easier to peel. I don't remove from heat for those 15 minutes, I leave it on LOW."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"Peeling eggs is easy if you don't use very fresh ones! The older, the easier to peel (within limits, of course!)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"Peeling eggs is easy if you don't use very fresh ones! The older, the easier to peel (within limits, of course!)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

" I'm having the same problem - I get recipes but nothing on how to peel hard cooked eggs - this is very frustrating...I've already spent 10 minutes trying to find one simple thing on tasteofhome.com/peel and get everything but.  I'm giving up.      DJ from NJ "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"I see what you're saying "drev24", but if you watch the video above, it shows peeling. But it's nothing new. Just roll on the counter and peel"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"Ummm...okay! I know how to hardboil an egg...so when do I peel them? Before I put them in the fridge or after? I agree with you donna63!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"The lastest issue says to go to http://www.tasteofhome.com/peel to find out how to peel eggs perfectly. Instead I get a "recipe" on how to boil eggs.

Get your heads out of your butts TOH!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2009

"worked perfect for our easter eggs! thanks, the whites weren't rubbery at all."

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