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Our Favorite Hard-Cooked Eggs

Our Favorite Hard-Cooked Eggs

Our Favorite Hard-Cooked Eggs

Our Favorite Hard-Cooked Eggs

This is how we hard-cook eggs—gently—and it’s a method we love because it makes tender eggs with creamy yolks. As Kids Advisory Board member Danielle says, “This is a great recipe because you can cook the eggs ahead of time, store them in the refrigerator, and eat them when you’re ready. It’s a great snack in the morning or before heading out to an event or practice!”
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Medium-sized pot with lid Kitchen timer 
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Large slotted spoon


  • 4 large eggs
  • ice


  • Gently put the eggs in the pot and add enough water to cover the eggs by about 1 inch.
  • Put the pan on the stove, turn the heat to medium-high, and bring the water to a boil (you’ll know the water’s boiling when you see bubbles breaking all over the surface).
  • Turn off the heat as soon as the water boils, cover the pan, and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • While the eggs are sitting,  fill the bowl with cold water and add 10 ice cubes.
  • After 10 minutes, use the large slotted spoon to move the hot eggs to the bowl of ice water. Let them cool for 5 minutes, then drain the eggs by holding them against the side of the bowl with your hand while you pour out the water.
  • Peel and eat right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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