Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Course food
Cuisine omnivore
Keyword eggs
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 Eggs
Calories 1kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 12 lrg eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • water


  • Place eggs in the bottom of a large pan
  • Fill the pan with water, make sure it's at least an inch above the eggs
  • Sprinkle Salt and baking soda over the water
  • Place a lid over the pan and bring the water to a boil
  • When the water starts to boil turn the heat to low (if you have a gas stove if you have a coil just turn it off)
  • Let it simmer for 1 min.
  • Turn off (or take off) the heat, leave the lid on (don't take it off) and let sit for 10 mins
  • Take out the extra egg (bakers dozen remember) and slice it. It should be done but if it's not place the lid back on for 1-2 more mins
  • Using a sloted spoon take out the eggs and place in a strainer, run under cold water until cool and refrigerate until your ready to use


I've heard so many keys for easy to peel eggs over the year I use three of them 1. use 4-5 day old eggs, fresh eggs don't peel well 2. Start with cold water for gradual cooking 3. add baking soda and salt to the water


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 300mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Iron: 0mg