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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Katerina | Diethood
Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs every time with this easy stove-top method! With a creamy center and easy to peel shells, you can enjoy these as a quick breakfast or protein packed snack on-the-go.
Servings : 12
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 12 eggs large
  • water
  • 2 to 3 lemon slices
  • ice cubes


  • Place eggs on the bottom of a large saucepan, or pot, in one single layer.
  • Add water so that the eggs are covered by about an inch of water.
  • Add lemon slices.
  • Set pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Cover the pot, remove from burner, and let stand for 6 to 12 minutes. Time will depend on how well you like them cooked.
  • In the meantime, fill a large bowl with ice.
  • When time is up, remove eggs from the pot and transfer to the bowl with ice. Let stand 10 minutes, or until cooled.
  • Peel and serve.


Calories: 68 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 164 mg | Sodium: 63 mg | Potassium: 86 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 238 IU | Vitamin C: 10 mg | Calcium: 29 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 1 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Breakfast/Snacks
Cuisine: American
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