Hard Boiled Eggs

Learning how to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg really just comes down to a few simple tips that I share in this recipe.

Rather than cooking them in harsh boiling water, we’ll show you how to turn off the heat and allow the hot water to make perfect Hard Boiled Eggs.


– Eggs – Baking Soda – Ice

Place your raw eggs in a large Dutch oven or pot and cover them with water by about 1". Add the baking soda.


Bring the water to a low boil over medium-high heat. Once the water has reached a rapid boil, remove the pot from the heat and cover it with a lid.


Let the eggs sit for 9–12 minutes, depending on how "done" you want your eggs. (For soft-boiled eggs, 4-6 minutes is enough).


While the eggs cook, prepare a bowl of ice water. After the desired resting time, use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the hot water and place them in the ice water to stop the cooking and cool completely.


Let the eggs sit in the ice water for about 5 minutes, then remove them and place them on a towel to dry.


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