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Video: How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Discover the secret to perfect hard boiled eggs.

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In this video, you’ll see Chef John’s tried-and-true technique for making perfect hard boiled eggs. What’s a perfect hard boiled egg? The whites are firm but not rubbery; the yolks are cooked but still creamy. These perfectly cooked eggs will make the most delicious Easter eggs in the neighborhood. Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs. They also make amazing egg salad and deviled eggs. Check out the technique, then see more Chef John videos >>

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Nov. 5, 2014 7:24 pm
Thanks for the tips and pointers! My eggs turned out just fine and I will always use this method from now on, chef john you are the coolest and I love learning from your videos!! Thank you! :-)
Aug. 15, 2014 4:58 pm
The "cool the eggs with really cold [faucet] water" does not work in many southern parts of the U.S. -- especially in the summer. It's extra work for sure, but while the eggs are boiling, I make two water baths w ice in large bowls.
Jun. 14, 2014 9:50 am
They were not cooked at all. I turn to Allrecipes whenever I have a cooking question.
Jun. 12, 2014 8:59 am
I always bring my eggs to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let set for 10 minutes (extra large eggs). I drain and cool under running cold tap water and they are perfect every time with a beautiful light yellow and creamy yolk. I have never had a bad boiled egg since unless I eat someone else's boiled eggs which are boiled until the yolk is green and hard. Those are awful.
May 15, 2014 11:40 am
I followed the chef's exact instructions and every egg peeled perfect! I made 80 deviled eggs for a birthday party this weekend! Thanks Chef John! :)
Apr. 18, 2014 2:46 pm
Don't you dye them first?????
Apr. 18, 2014 10:20 am
Wow, just wasted a carton eggs for Easter. I did everything as stated. Is gas stove the prob? I only looked for a recipe because i wanted the eggs to peel nicer than usual. I timed and cooled them meticulously. The whites fell apart like mush in my hands when I tried to peel them. Guess it's back to the drawing board for me.
Apr. 16, 2014 12:12 pm
I would think it would make a difference if you have gas vs electric stove. Electric stove stays warm after turning off, gas doesn't. I have gas, so will probably simmer, turn off, cover as described...then after 5 min bring to a simmer/boil again, turn off, cover and let it sit until the 17 min is up.
Feb. 1, 2014 12:59 pm
Also, don't remove the pan from the burner. Leave it in place. The residual heat is cooking the eggs.
Feb. 1, 2014 8:33 am
The eggs cooked perfectly. You have to do what he says and not depend on what the picture looks like. Listen to the instructions. Leave the heat up on high until the eggs are dancing a bit. This is just before a true boil. Cover and turn off. Don't turn off the heat just when you see the bubbles.
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