How Long to Cook Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard-boiled eggs should be cooked for 12 minutes. Here's how to get perfect hard-boiled eggs every time:
- Place the eggs in a pot of cold water and bring the pot to a boil over high heat.
- As soon as the water begins to boil, turn off the heat and put a cover on the pot.
- Leave the eggs in the pot for 12 minutes.
- Remove the eggs and plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
For a dish that involves so few steps and only one ingredient, hard-boiled eggs can be notoriously tricky to get just right. But as long as you follow these steps and pay attention to how long you cook your eggs, they should turn out great.