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How Long to Boil Eggs

Updated on November 21, 2014

How to Long to Boil Eggs - Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs Trick my Husband Taught Me!

Super Easy way to Boil the Perfect Egg and

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs without gouging it all up.

I like to do things fast and without watching over boiling eggs, so I decided to try this method of boiling hard boiled eggs.

How to Peel Hard Boiled Egg.

After all these years, I never knew this great and easy method of peeling an egg that my husband taught me. Everyone I showed this method to, also said they never heard of it. So, I decided that maybe there are other people that never tried these Super Fast and Easy Egg methods.

As long as I am writing an article on How Long to Boil Eggs and How to Peel Hard Boiled Eggs, I made a really quick Egg Salad Sandwich that you might enjoy too.

I just discovered this easy to peel hard boiled egg technique After having a terrible time trying to peel a very cold egg. I put it in the microwave oven for 15 seconds and it peeled like a dream. I think my refrigerator is set a bit too cool.

How many calories does 1 egg have? 70 Calories.

How Long to Boil Eggs
How Long to Boil Eggs

For Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs follow the Super Easy Directions and then Follow the Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs Method. Your Eggs will Look Beautiful Enough to Display.

Now you are ready to learn How to Make Egg Salad. This recipe is so fast and delicious. Wrap the Egg Salad in a Whole Wheat Wrap, Romaine Lettuce Leaf or make a Pretty and Yummy Open Face Sandwich. I put it on top of a Bed of Spinach to make it even healthier.

  • Prep time: 1 min
  • Cook time: 16 min
  • Ready in: 17 min
  • Yields: 2


  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 1 Quart Hot Water


  1. Gently Place 4 Eggs into a 1 Quart Saucepan (Choose Uncracked Eggs when Possible)
  2. Fill Saucepan with 1 Quart Hot Water (within 1 inch from the Top of Saucepan)
  3. Turn Heat on High
  4. Turn on Timer for 15 Minutes
  5. Drain Water and Run Cold Water on Eggs for 1 Minute
  6. Peel While Warm then Refrigerate until Cool
  7. See "Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs" Below
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How to Make Egg Salad Recipe

Super Fast and Easy Salad, Wrap or put on a Bed of Spinach

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Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs
Easy Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Easy Peel Hard Boiled Egg - Showcase Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

I used to crack the egg where ever and it makes a HUGE difference on which part of the egg you crack. The blunt end of the egg has a bit of a hollow end. No one I told about this tip ever heard of this so I thought I would share this with you. I hope this helps. The egg comes out beautiful and unscathed.

Peels easier while warm but you can still use this tip when cold.

Some will say "Everyone Knows This" and others will say "I am so Glad I learned this Tip" on how to peel eggs.

as I mentioned above, a very cold egg I was peeling was getting all messy and gouged up as I was trying to peel it. Suddenly I realized that warm eggs peel easier than cold eggs so I put it in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Time will vary according to the size of your egg and the power of your microwave.

My egg was called a large egg, formerly called small. PS: do you think eggs got smaller over the years. I do.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 1 Minute


  • EGG


  1. While the Eggs are Still Warm, Crack and Roll the BLUNT End of the Egg and Peel. Make sure you grab the membrane before peeling down.
  2. Rinse with Cold Water and Refrigerate until Cool.
  3. Wahlaa, Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs!

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Perfect Boiled Eggs
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Perfect Boiled Eggs and How to Peel Eggs

These tips are so simple and maybe most of you already know how long to boil eggs to have perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs but I used to put the pan on the burner, wait for it to boil, set the timer and then remove. I finally decided to check how long it takes from start to finish without waiting for the water to boil.

I am always looking for quicker and more efficient ways to use my time so I was really happy that I FINALLY started using this method.

My husband taught me just a few years ago how to peel eggs. He thought everyone knew this tip too but when I told my family his tip, they said they never knew about this easy method to peel hard boiled eggs.

If you already knew tips, I hope I didn't waste your time but for those who never used these tips before, you will not only save time, you will have the perfect boiled eggs and you will be really happy, like me to learn these tips. Afterall, it took me 50 years to learn this and 70 something years for my mom.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this lens.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Eggs are really healthy inside of the bad hype they got recently. Well presented lens, and useful tips. Pinned onto my "this I want you to know" board and blessed.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips.

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I knew about the EZ peeling method, but now I know how long to boil the eggs. Even if I already knew, I wouldn't think the time I spent here to be wasted. I really enjoyed this lens. Now I'm off to learn how to make egg salad. :-)


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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @chas65: I forgot too and I didn't like stopping what I was doing to turn the boiling water down so decided to once and for all time the one shot boil.

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      chas65 5 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I can never remember how to do the eggs.

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      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Great tips

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      bames24 lm 5 years ago

      I used to boil eggs often (before I turned vegetarian) and there are times when I still manage to boil one or two (when my parents are away -- LOL)

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      I love eggs. For me, it should be the perfect hard boiled egg, not runny but not too hard.

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      I love eggs in any form but I mostly like to boil them and make salads or deviled eggs.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      Great tip - can't wait to try it!

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      I boil eggs for my grandmother and my kids like once or twice a month. We use them in tuna fish sandwiches usually or just eat them.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      Oohh, I love Deviled eggs too. I was going to add a simple recipe for them here too and then forgot. I have so many things I want to write about.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I love hard-boiled eggs ... straight ... or chopped up in my salad. When I have the time, I love to make deviled eggs!

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      maria 5 years ago

      i will definitely be trying these tips. thanks

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      I rarely get them just right

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Nice lens. I have done a lens on boiling eggs in the microwave! Yes, it works!

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      homemaker123 5 years ago

      Nice and useful tips. Some are new to me.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 5 years ago

      I hate when the shells stick and I have trouble peeling them. Thanks

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @natashaely: Larger eggs may need 17 minutes. Large eggs now seem to be medium size in my eyes. I am so glad you loved this lens.

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      natashaely 5 years ago

      I love this and will be trying the fifteen minute way, at least then the timer would remind me rather than me forgetting them with bad results! It's a great page and will always be useful, for evry person that knows how to boil eggs there is at least one who doesn't/ This is a simple and well explained method for anyone to follow. Liked and recommeded on google. :)

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @bechand: Thanks for the tip on how to peel a cold hard boiled egg.

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      bechand 5 years ago

      I take cold eggs and run under warm water and then roll gently but enough to crack shell - and then peel from the hollow area first. It works well. I use your method above for hot eggs, but this one works good for cold ones.

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      pcgamehardware 5 years ago

      Cool tips... Thanks for sharing... :)

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Nice tip, looking forward to getting those eggs perfect every time

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing these great tips. You taught me something new

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow! So much information here! Thanks so kindly for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow! So much information here! Thanks so kindly for sharing. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      A great lens with useful tips and kitchen suggestions. Blessings.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @favored: Thank you so much for adding this lens to your meatless lens and tweeting too, wow, thanks.

      I hope people go view your lenses. They are Awesome, that is why I nominated you for the Purple Star award.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Will add this to my new meatless lens. Hope it brings people here. Tweeting it also.

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @PennyHowe: Isn't that funny. I never heard of this before either. My husband is smiling about me telling everyone his tip. No one seems to know this. I used to gouge my eggs all up.

      I just did a little video on it and making egg salad really fast. I hope to post that soon.

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      A wonderful tip on how to peel those darn eggs! Actually, I am usually pretty good at it. I found that it is easier to do them when they are still warm, like you mentioned. I will be sure to concentrate on the blunt end from now on. A fantastic way to take a very simple topic and make a very informative lens out of it. Congratulations on a great job!

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      @OrganicMom247: I am so glad it was helpful to you. Thank you so much for visiting.

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Thanks for the useful information.