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How to Hard Boil an Egg-The Right Way!

Updated on August 3, 2012

For this you will need; 3-4 large eggs, a saucepan and just enough water to cover the eggs.


  1. Put the eggs in a single layer into the saucepan with cold water. Make sure the water level is about 1 inch higher than the eggs.
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once the water starts to boil, remove the saucepan from the stove for about 4 seconds and turn the burner to low.
  4. After 2 minutes, remove from heat and cover for about 14 minutes.
  5. When you think they may be done, take one egg out of the pan with a spoon. Run the egg under cold water for a few seconds then put the egg with the shell still intact, on a clean flat surface and attempt to spin it on its side. If the egg wobbles it needs a few more minutes to cook, if the egg spins perfectly without swaying, it is done.
  6. When all of the eggs are done, run them under cold water.
  7. Roll the eggs between your palms to crack the shell and peal off all of the outer shell.
  8. Enjoy!


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    • Hyphenbird profile image

      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      I didn't know about the wobble test. I will try that. I always bring mine to a boil, then I turn off the heat, cover and wait 10 minutes. Then I hope for the best. lol

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      ASchwartz 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I'll have to try it this way. I think I overcook my hard boiled eggs.