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Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes
Approx. Total/Net Carbs for Entire Dish:
< 1 g / < 1 g
Tips & Substitutions
If possible, you want to use older eggs as these are easier to peel.
How do I tell how old my eggs are? Drop the raw egg in a see-through bowl filled with water. Fresh eggs will sink on their sides. Older eggs will sink to a tilted or upright position - these are the ones you want for hard boiling. If your egg floats that means you eggs are too old and you should just toss 'em.
If you are using uber fresh eggs from the farm you may want to try steaming the eggs instead of boiling. You can either steam your eggs in a vegetable steamer basket for 20-22 minutes and then cool the eggs in an ice bath or steam them in an instant pot.
Want another trick to peeling eggs? Try putting your egg in a drinking glass and putting enough water in the glass to almost cover the egg. Then place your hand over the glass and shake the glass somewhat vigorously for 10 seconds. Pour the water out and try peeling now - the shell should just slide off.
Gently place eggs in a single layer in a pot or deep pan.
Add cold water to pot/pan until the eggs are at least 1 inch below the surface.
Cover the pot with a lid and heat on high heat until boiling.
Use the guide below to determine how long to leave your eggs in the boiling water:
Soft-boiled eggs: 4 minutes
Slightly soft-boiled eggs: 5 minutes
Custardy soft-boiled eggs: 6 minutes
Creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 minutes
Firm hard-boiled eggs: 8 minutes
Very firm hard-boiled eggs: 9 minutes
Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the boiling water and dunk them in an ice bath for at least 5 minutes. You can also use cool running water. This will help the eggs peel easier. The eggs should be warm but not hot.
Tap against counter to crack the shell and peel.