When I listed this post as a topic I wanted to cover, I almost hesitated. Doesn’t everyone know how to hard boil eggs? Will this even help anyone? Then, I remembered the first time I tried to hard boil eggs, and I burned them. So, this is my public service to humanity. Today, I will teach you how to hard-boil eggs, in 3 easy ways.
How To Hard Boil Eggs On The Stove
Believe it or not, there is a science to the perfect hard-boiled egg made on the stove. You need a pot that can fully submerge the eggs, and tall enough to allow them to boil underneath the water. Here are your steps for hard-boiling eggs in the stove:
- Place eggs in a large pot. Make sure no eggs are sitting on top of one another.
- Cover eggs with cool water, so that it’s just enough to ensure the eggs are submerged. No need to fill the pot all the way with water.
- Place pot on the stove, and turn the stovetop to medium heat.
- Let eggs come to a boil.
- As soon as the eggs come to a boil, turn off the stove, move the eggs to a part of the stove that isn’t hot, and let them sit for 12 minutes.
- After 12 minutes, drain the hot water from the pot, and cover the eggs with 2 cups of ice and one cup of water.
- Allow the eggs to cool completely. Feel free to peel immediately, or let them sit in the fridge until you want to peel and eat them.
How To Hard Boil Eggs In An Instant Pot
This might be my new favorite way to hard-boil eggs. It’s even easier than making them on the stove, and you can make them over and over again. Within 30 minutes, you can have a few dozen hard-boiled eggs ready to eat.
- Pour one cup of water in the bottom of your Instant Pot.
- Place your rack in the bottom (or a steamer basket, if you have one).
- Put your eggs on top of the rack or in the basket.
- Close the lid, set the Instant Pot on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
- Once the Instant Pot is done, let it naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then do a quick release.
- Place eggs in a large bowl of cold water. Peel immediately, or place in the fridge to eat later.
How To Hard Boil Eggs In The Microwave
Yes, you can hard-boil eggs in the microwave! This is a pretty genius way to make hard-boiled eggs, especially if you can’t get it right on the stove and the Instant Pot.
- Put eggs in a large microwave-safe glass bowl, and make sure they aren’t stacked on top of each other. Some instructions say you can use a plastic bowl, but I’ve found that glass works best.
- Add room temperature water to the bowl, and make sure there is enough to cover the eggs, plus more. If any part of the egg shell is exploded, it could explode.
- Sprinkle a tablespoon of iodized salt to the bowl.
- Place eggs in the microwave, and cook on 50% power for 12 minutes.
- To check if eggs are done, take one out of the bowl, and spin it on the counter. If it spins rapidly, it’s done.