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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

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.

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Course Breakfast/Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 68 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood


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


  1. Place eggs on the bottom of a large saucepan, or pot, in one single layer.

  2. Add water so that the eggs are covered by about an inch of water.

  3. Add lemon slices.

  4. Set pot over high heat and bring to a boil.

  5. Turn off the heat.

  6. Cover the pot and let stand over the burner (no heat) for 10 to 12 minutes. Time will depend on the size of the eggs, how many eggs you’re cooking at a time, and also how well you like them cooked.

  7. When time is up, strain water from the pot and put the pot with the eggs under cold running water.

  8. Add few cups of ice cubes to cool them down quickly so they stop cooking.

  9. Peel and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.