Hard boiled eggs are easy to make and make for a great snack, breakfast or lunch. All you need is eggs and a pot of water and you will have perfect hard boiled eggs. With these tips you will have perfect hard boiled eggs every time.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are a staple in our house. We enjoy them for breakfast, lunch and quick snacks. They are a healthy option for everyone to enjoy and when they are already cooked and in the fridge it makes them a very easy option.
You can also make hard boiled eggs with our oven baked hard boiled eggs, but if you are looking for the stove top hard boiled eggs recipe then this one is the one you want.
Along with eating hard boiled eggs by themselves they are also great to use in other recipes.
Recipes that Use Cooked Eggs
Must Know Tips
Single layer in the pot. Make sure the eggs are in a single layer in your pot and cover eggs with 2 inches of water in the pot. The more eggs you have crowded in the pot of water the more water you will need to have, but you never want to have them stacked on top of each other.
Cooking time. Start counting the cooking time when the water reaches a full rolling boil. If you have a stove top that does not keep the heat when you turn it off it is best to keep the stove temperature on low.
How to Store Hard Boiled Eggs
It is best to store hardboiled eggs unpeeled but you can store them peeled as well. Allow the eggs to fully cool and then place them peeled or unpeeled in an air tight container and store in the fridge.
It is important to store the eggs with in 2 hours after they are done being cooked and also to store them on an inside shelf in the fridge and not on the fridge door.
Hard-boiled eggs will keep fresh for about a week in the fridge if they are left in the shell, if they are unpeeled it is best to eat them within 3 days.
Hard Boiled Eggs Ingredients
How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Place the eggs into a deep pot and then fill it with cold water to cover the eggs, about 4 cups of water.
Place the pot on the stove on a medium-high heat until it reaches a full boil.
Once it comes to a full boil turn off the heat and cover with the lid. Let them sit for 12 minutes off the heat to finish cooking.
After 12 minutes transfer the eggs into a colander and rinse with cold water.
Place eggs in the fridge for an hour to cool completely.
Easy Egg Recipes
- Ham and cheese egg muffins
- Baked Avocado and Egg
- Canadian Bacon, Egg and cheese breakfast sandwich
- Bacon Egg and cheese monkey bread
- Egg in a hole
- 12 eggs
- 4 cups water
- Place the eggs into a deep pot and then fill it with cold water to cover the eggs, about 4 cups of water.
- Place the pot on the stove on a medium-high heat until it reaches a full boil.
- Once it comes to a full boil turn off the heat and cover with the lid. Let them sit for 12 minutes off the heat to finish cooking.
- After 12 minutes transfer the eggs into a colander and rinse with cold water.
- Place eggs in the fridge for an hour to cool completely.