How to Hard Boil Eggs

Last week, I was browsing through my recipe collection when I realized I had never posted on hard boiling eggs. I have posted recipes for egg salad, potato salad that has hard boiled eggs in it, etc. but never explained how to boil an egg. Oops!!

Well, here you go! Step by step directions on how to hard boil eggs!

Whether you are enjoying these by themselves as a healthy, low carb snack…..or using in egg salad, potato salad, etc.; hard boiled eggs are easy to make and have lots of uses!!


How to Hard Boil an Egg


  • Eggs (however many you need)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Water to cover the eggs



  1. Place eggs carefully in a medium saucepan.
  2. Fill saucepan with cold water until eggs are submerged entirely.
  3. Add baking soda into water and gently stir.
  4. Bring water to a rapid boil.
  5. Remove from heat and cover pan with lid.
  6. Allow to sit for 13 minutes.
  7. Carefully drain hot water and rinse eggs under cold water.
  8. Once cool enough to touch, gently crack shell off and peel eggs.
  9. Store in refrigerator until ready to enjoy!









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  1. Darlene says:

    I don’t agree with the instructions. I f you boil the eggs on the stove for 4 mins and then take them off the heat for 10 mins and then let them sit in cold water for 10 mins you will have perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs without the green ring on them. Foolproof!!!

  2. Robin says:

    My foolproof method is to boil for 30 seconds, remove from heat, cover for 15 minutes, then run cold water over them. No green and perfectly cooked.

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