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How to Cook the Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Follow these simple steps to achieve the perfect hard boiled egg and avoid that discoloration around the yolk.

Perfect Hard Boiled Egg


  1. Place eggs in single layer in deep sided skillet or sauce pot
  2. Fill pot with enough cold tap water to cover eggs with 1-inch of water
  3. Heat pot over high heat to a full boil; immediately cover and remove from heat.
  4. Leave eggs, covered in hot water, for 9 to 11 minutes*
  5. Remove lid and run cold water over eggs to stop the cooking process. Store in refrigerator.

*Time will vary slightly depending on the size of the egg.


3 Responses

  1. Thanks for the info. Now i know how to get rid of ring around my eggs.

  2. Glad I could help, it took me years to figure it out! You may have to play with the time a little bit, as it varies depending on whether you are cooking a small, medium, large, or jumbo size egg.

  3. Thanks for helping me know how to boil eggs. I am going to give it a try according to your guidelines ~ appreciate these helpful hints & also being able to avoid the discoloration thing. Thanks!

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