HOW TO MAKE CLASSIC HARD BOILED EGGS ON THE STOVETOP
- Get the Recipe! How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- Pros: Simple and doesn’t require any special equipment
- Con: Sometimes eggs are hard to peel, especially farm-fresh eggs
- Best for: Easter eggs or egg salad
This is the old-fashioned straight up way of hard-boiling eggs. Water and heat—that’s all you need. And a kitchen timer. Just cover the eggs with water, bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let the eggs sit for about ten minutes.
We have found that eggs cooked this way usually peel easily, especially if you’re using older or commercial eggs, but sometimes the whites can stick to the shells. This is the best method if you want to make Easter eggs, egg salad, or any other recipe where it’s ok if some of the eggs don’t peel perfectly.