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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs
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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

Cooking hard-boiled eggs at home isn't as complicated as you think. It's pretty quick and shouldn't take more than 20 minutes from preparation to cooking time.
Active Time15 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: world
Keyword: how to make hard-boiled eggs
Yield: 8
Author: Rika

Equipment

  • a saucepan with a lid

Materials

  • 6-8 whole eggs, large (depending on the size of your saucepan)
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place the eggs in a saucepan and add cool water (the waterline should be an inch over the eggs). Add ½ tsp of salt.  Make sure that you put the eggs in a single layer, do not stack them on top of each other.
  • Bring the water to a full rolling boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-high. Cover the pan and continue cooking for 8 minutes. 
  • Remove the eggs from the heat and transfer them to a large bowl with ice-cold water. Let the eggs cool down for at least 5 minutes, then peel or keep them in the fridge for later use.

Notes

To make hard-boiled in an air fryer
  • Preheat the air fryer to 265°F.
  • Put the eggs in the air fryer basket, in a single layer then cook for 15 minutes or up to 22 minutes if you are using an air fryer oven. 
  • Remove the eggs from the air fryer and transfer them to a large bowl with ice-cold water. Let the eggs cool down for at least 5 minutes, then peel or keep them in the fridge for later use.
You can store the hard-boiled eggs in the fridge for up to 7 days. Whether peeled or unpeeled it's not recommended to store hard-boiled eggs in the freezer, as the white part will become watery and tough.