Easy Secrets to Cooking Eggs: Hard Boiling

Hardboiled eggs are made easy in Fabio's simple cooking primer.


  • Tricks to the hard boil: Use your older eggs for hard-cooking, as they release their shells easier.
  • Boil the water with the eggs. Don't place raw eggs into boiling water, or the whites, which quick faster than the yolks, will be overcooked and tough.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs


6 large eggs

Gently put the eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water by at least one inch. Bring the water to a boil. Once at a boil, turn off the heat and remove from the burner. Cover the saucepan and allow it to sit, undisturbed for six minutes for soft-boiled eggs and up to ten minutes for hard-boiled.

Remove the eggs from the saucepan and transfer into a bowl of very cold water.

Peel and eat or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.