Try This: Easier Hard-Boiled Eggs

Have you been overcomplicating hard-boiled eggs? Probably.

At first I thought Martha Stewart’s recipe was complicated just because she’s Martha Stewart. But then I found other recipes that called for the same kind of method: cover the eggs with one inch of water, leave on stove for exactly this many minutes, drain carefully, la la la.

My eyes nearly popped out of my head, seeing all of these somewhat complicated hard-boiled egg recipes.

I mean, it’s just an egg. Boiled. In tap water.

There are no rules, other than boil the egg.

I don’t know. Maybe one day I’ll eat a perfect hard-boiled egg in a fancy French restaurant and my life will change forever.

But you know what, hard-boiled eggs can’t get much better than this.

Hard-Boiled Eggs


1. Fill saucepan with water to cover halfway up the egg.Β Or a little more than halfway.Β Because you’re using less water to boil, you’re saving time and even a little bit of energy.

Get eggcited.

2. Bring water to boil.

Mismatched saucepan lids are fashionable.

3. Turn off heat and leave for 10-15 minutes.

Egg sauna.

Fluffy egg yolk and a soft egg white. This is perfection made easy.


Take that, Martha. Take that and eat it for breakfast.

24 thoughts on “Try This: Easier Hard-Boiled Eggs

    1. Aw thank you! I’m glad you like the recipes (good luck on the scallion pancakes, even though they’re so easy you don’t need luck!) I’ll try and find and time between all the crazy cooking to pass on this award πŸ™‚

  1. Now those are perfectly hard-cooked eggs–kudos! Yours is the cutest blog I’ve seen. Love all those polka dots/ Appreciate your visit to food for fun’s one crazy summer post. Fun to find you and am drooling over all of your photos. You do good work!!

  2. Oh my gosh! This looks like the recipe I learned in my 8th grade home ec class! I’ve been doing it like this forever and the eggs come out perfectly every time.

  3. Try a soft boiled egg sometime the flavor of the yolk is richer. I like mine just almost liquid so they will spread on toast. Thanks for visiting my blog you are my first commenter :0

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