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Hard Boiled Eggs (+ Easy Peel Tips)

Learn how to make easy to peel hard-boiled eggs in a few simple steps. Just boil them, put them in an ice water bath, roll them, and peel - that's it! Watch the video above to see how I do it!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 21 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hard Boiled Eggs, How to Hard Boil Eggs, How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs
Servings: 6 eggs
Calories: 77.5kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 to 6 large eggs


  • Bring a medium-sized pot of water to a boil. Ensure there's enough water in the pot to cover the eggs by about an inch.
  • While you're waiting for the water to boil, remove the eggs from the fridge (set them on the counter) and prepare ice water bath in a large bowl.
  • Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low and use skimmer to gently and slowly add the eggs to the water. Then, turn the heat back up to a boil.
  • Set a timer and cook the eggs for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Use the skimmer to remove the eggs and immediately submerge them in the ice water bath to stop them from cooking.
  • To peel the eggs, you can either roll them on the countertop gently or tap the egg all around against the countertop to create cracks. Then, peel from the bottom to remove the shell.



  • I love this skimmer as it can easily add and remove multiple eggs at the same time.


Calories: 77.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Cholesterol: 186.5mg | Sodium: 62mg | Sugar: 0.6g