The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Open my refrigerator and you will always find a big bowl of hard boiled eggs. Every Sunday when I come home from the farmer's market I gently place a dozen organic, vegetarian-fed eggs into a pot of water and less then 15 minutes later I've got a high protein food everyone in the family enjoys.

Nothing to eat for breakfast? Hard boiled egg! Lunch? Egg Salad Sandwich! Dinner got you stumped? Sliced eggs on your Chopped Salad! Whether you've got a baby starting on egg yolks as a first food or mommy is simply watching her weight and in need of a protein boost from an egg white, it's a food that satisfies your tummy and wallet. After all, a 25 cent snack that will last up two weeks in the refrigerator (if they stick around that long) is right up my alley. Follow these simple steps to making the perfect hard boiled egg and you can't go wrong!


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The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (Makes 1 Dozen Eggs)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 12 mins

nut free

gluten free


  • 1 Dozen Large Eggs, white or brown


1. Place the eggs in a large pot and cover with cold water.
2. Bring the water and eggs to a boil and then turn off the heat.
3. Allow the eggs to remain in the hot water for 12 minutes.
4. Poor off the hot water and cover eggs with cold water and a handful of ice (this stops the cooking process).
5. Drain, cool and serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.