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  • Bettina Applewhite

How to Cook Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs

Cooking 101: Eggs are a great source of protein. Hard boiled eggs are a good snack and are great for a quick breakfast because they can be made ahead of time. You can add eggs to salad and dinner bowls. And I love the creamy texture a soft boiled egg brings to a bowl of ramen. Making hard and soft boiled eggs does not have to be a challenge. But there are so many debates out there. Do you boil the water first and then add in the eggs or do you start with the eggs in cold water? I'm here to show you exactly how to make your hard boiled eggs.

Hard boiled eggs are a good high protein snack and is also the foundation to deviled eggs and even art projects like dyed eggs. This recipe is so easy you just need to memorize the steps and you can pull it out anytime you need it.

First, start with a pot of cold water. All you need is enough water to cover the eggs. Add in 1 Tbsp of vinegar. It makes the shells easier to peel. Add in your desired amount of eggs. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.

Watch the step-by-step video below for instructions.

As soon as your water begins to boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Let eggs sit in hot water for 10 minutes for hard boiled eggs and 6 minutes for soft boiled eggs. You can play with the times between 4 and 10 minutes to get your perfect desire of creaminess to your yolk.

While you are waiting for your water to boil, prepare an ice bath. An ice bath is made by filling a bowl with ice and water. That's it. Ice bath.

After your desired amount of time, remove the eggs from the warm water and immediately place the eggs in the ice bath and let your eggs sit in the bath for 5 minutes. Once cooled, you can easily peel the shell from the eggs and enjoy your eggs any way you like them.


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