How To Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

The hard-boiled egg is one of the most cherished breakfast and lunch items in cooking basics. This simple favorite is perfect for egg salad sandwiches, deviled eggs or on its own with a little salt!

Because hard-boiled eggs are such a distinctive comfort food, learning about the different ways to make them can help your time in the kitchen run much more smoothly. There are two standard ways to cook hard-boiled eggs:

On the stove
Simple Recipes laid out the perfect stovetop recipe for fresh hard-boiled eggs, and all you need is a couple inches of water and a saucepan to get started. Place your eggs in a single layer in the saucepan with an inch or two of water and slowly bring it to a boil. Adding either salt or vinegar to the water is a good tip to keep the egg shells from cracking while boiling.

Once the water begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for one minute. For students with electric stoves, all you need to do is simply turn the burner off, as the electric coil will gradually cool down on its own. After simmering, remove the pan from the burner and cover with a lid. Let the pan sit for at least 12 minutes. To see if the eggs are done, you can “sacrifice” one by removing it with a slotted spoon, running it under cold water and cutting it open to see if it is cooked through. Since eggs can come in different shapes and sizes, hey might take a few minutes longer to cook.

If your test egg is done, continue removing the eggs with a slotted spoon and placing them in a bowl of ice water until they are cold. Crack open and enjoy or use them in some of your favorite recipes!

In the oven
Yes, you can cook hard-boiled eggs in the oven, according to Family Fresh Meals. All you need to do is preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. If your oven runs cooler, you can increase the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grab a muffin tin and place your eggs in the spaces. Once your oven is ready to go, cook the eggs for 30 minutes.

After removing them from the oven, your post-cooking process is much like the stovetop recipe. Place your eggs in an ice bath for about 10 minutes and they should be ready to eat!

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