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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

No matter what recipe or tips I have tried for perfect hard boiled eggs, none of them ever seem to deliver good results. Maybe it's because I have a gas stove top. Perhaps itís because I used a different type of pan. Whatever the reason, I decided to attempt to make my own perfect hard boiled eggs for my snacks throughout the week. After several tried and failed attempts, I finally came up with the following recipe. It works without fail, every time.

You will need:

8 extra large grade AA eggs
A small pot (I used stainless steel)
Enough cold tap water to cover eggs

Step 1: Carefully place eggs in a small pot (I used a small stainless steel pot, 3 inches deep, & about 7 inches wide).

Step 2: Cover the eggs in the pot with water so that the eggs are covered with water by about half an inch.

Step 3: After adding water to pot, carefully remove the eggs back out of the water and set them aside on paper towels or in a bowl.

Step 4: Leave the water in the pot that you placed over the eggs. Place the pot of water on the stove & bring it to a boil over high heat.

Step 5: Once the water boils, carefully add the eggs back into the pot, one at a time, with a large slotted spoon.

Step 6: Boil the eggs (set a timer) for 9 minutes exactly- no more, and no less! Timing is everything!

Step 7: Turn the heat off and immediately remove the eggs with the slotted spoon. Place the eggs, one at a time, back into the egg carton in order to properly cool. I prefer my hard boiled eggs warm, so I allow them to sit for about 5 minutes before I peel them. They peel very nicely while still warm.

Step 8: If you prefer your hard boiled eggs cold, then allow the eggs to cool completely before placing in the fridge. Otherwise the peels will stick to the eggs. ENJOY!


Eggs are a great source of protein. Itís best to pair up your proteins with a complex carbohydrate for optimal digestive and nutritional results. Some great suggestions for pairing up hard boiled eggs (protein) with complex carbohydrates are as follows:

For kids and adults:

2 hard boiled eggs along the side of Ĺ cup hot whole oatmeal & berries
2 hard boiled eggs and a slice of whole grain toast spread with 1 tbsp natural nut butter
2 hard boiled eggs with half of an organic apple
Hard boiled eggs chopped up over a veggie salad with grilled chicken breasts
Hard boiled eggs and a handful of nuts
Hard boiled eggs chopped up and mixed with 2 tablespoons hummus & 4 whole grain crackers

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