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Video: How to Boil Eggs

See how to boil the perfect egg—and get tips for easy peeling and chopping.

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Hard-boiled eggs make inexpensive egg-salad sandwiches and smart, simple high-protein snacks; they add protein to green salads and make delicious appetizers like deviled eggs. Did you ever wonder how long to boil an egg so it's cooked just right? In this video, you’ll see how to hard boil eggs perfectly. All it takes are three easy steps. Simply bring eggs to a boil and then cover for about 15 minutes. You’ll learn a great trick that makes peeling eggs surprisingly easy—the peel just slips right off! We’ll also show you three choice ways to chop your eggs, depending on whether you want a fine texture, perfectly uniform slices, or a rough cut. See how to make delicious deviled eggs.

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Apr. 19, 2014 2:31 pm
Eggs, even a week old, from free ranging hens, are very hard to shell. We don't care about the appearance. There is nothing like a fresh egg from a healthy, happy hen.
Jul. 6, 2013 4:50 pm
I use eggs right from the hen house I just use a LOT of salt in the water bring eggs come to a boil in cold water boil for 10min let them cool for 15min. then peel under cold water WOKES every for the 50 years good luck
Jul. 5, 2013 3:48 pm
I have never had trouble peeling eggs. I also don't wait an hour to peel them. I simply place them in cold water, tap to crack them all over, roll them gently between my hands under cold running water, and peel. The shell peels off easily.
Jun. 3, 2013 11:23 am
HI All: I too have had poor luck with trying to peel eggs after hard boiled...frustrating, have tried EVERYTHING. A friend who was a caterer also suggested old eggs...and yet my daughter never has trouble. Boils eggs, covers with cold water let's sit and voila"...Good Luck everyone :)
Paula D 
Apr. 27, 2013 7:08 am
Try using old (not spoiled) eggs and they will peel much easier. Fresh eggs will stick to the shell no matter what trick you use. Enjoy!
Mar. 30, 2013 1:17 pm
I tried this technique to day, to make deviled eggs for my families Easter Dinner. THIS DID NOT WORK ONE BIT. Every single one of my dozen eggs ripped and stuck to the shell, without one clean removal. I would recommend NOT using this technique, as it wasted a dozen of our eggs.
Mar. 30, 2013 9:52 am
I think the eggs in video are not fully cooked! I would rather have some of the grey color around yolk than not have them fully cooked. It is a tricky time/heat combo for your own stove. Still working on it!
Mar. 30, 2013 9:44 am
My grandmother handed down this method of boiling eggs that always results in perfect hard boiled eggs that peel easily and do not have those ugly places that stick to the shell and detract from their appearance. She taught to remove the eggs from the boiling water, cool them immediately under cold water and start to peel them as soon as you can comfortably handle them. Use the edge of your thumb (as demonstrated in the video, but not specifically addressed) and make sure you break the membrane at once to make sure you wind up with perfect hard-boiled eggs every time!
Mar. 29, 2013 7:32 am
Saw a couple of tips I have used before...however when I boiled eggs a few days ago, here's what I did: Cold water, cold eggs. Added salt, a tablespoon or so of oil and vinegar. Boiled 10 minutes and quickly cooled. Peeled easily & were perfectly done. I'm not sure why tip used salt, but the vinegar keeps the eggs from leaking from shell and the oil makes for easy peeling. I use a gas cooktop and when you turn it off, it cools much quicker than an electric cooktop so that's why I go ahead and cook for the 10 minutes. From experience the turning off the electric, covering and allowing to sit works great as well. I'm sure everyone has their own techniques for boiling an egg, just try the vinegar & oil for perfection....
Mar. 24, 2013 11:01 am
If you want eggs that will really peel easy (I've tried this method and just about any other you can think of) you want to switch to the steam method. Place eggs into the steamer when it's already hot so they don't touch each other, cover, and let cook in the steam for 13 minutes. Once cooked put them into an ice bath and there you have it. If I'm using them right away, I'll make them even easier to peel by putting a small crack on the gas end of the egg before cooking.
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