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Hard Boiled Eggs - Perfect Every Time

Need to know how to make Hard Boiled eggs? My recipe for Hard Boiled Eggs makes them Perfect Every Time. Great for egg salad, deviled eggs & more!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword eggs
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12
Author Gina Kleinworth

Ingredients

Stovetop

  • 12 eggs
  • water
  • 1 tsp salt

Pressure Cooker

  • 12 large eggs
  • cups cold water

Air Fryer

  • 12 large eggs

Instructions

Stovetop

  • Place the eggs in the bottom of a heavy stockpot.
  • Fill the pot with water until the eggs are covered completely & the water level is about 1" higher than the top of the eggs and then add the salt.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once the water begins to boil, remove the pot from the heat & cover.
  • Leave covered for 20 minutes.
  • After the 20 minutes of sitting covered in the hot water, immediately transfer the eggs into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Let the eggs come to room temperature in the ice water before transferring to another bowl lined with paper towels.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When ready to peel, tap lightly on the counter to crack the shell, dip in a bowl of water & then peel the shell away.
  • Re-dip into the water to remove any remaining shell pieces you may not be able to see.

Pressure Cooker

  • Place the eggs and water in the pot. Close the lid & set it to cook on manual pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Do a complete natural release for 6 minutes, then quick release the remaining pressure.
  • Then transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Let the eggs come to room temperature in the ice water before transferring to another bowl lined with paper towels.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When ready to peel, tap lightly on the counter to crack the shell, & then peel the shell away.
  • Dip the peeled egg into a small bowl of water to remove any remaining shell pieces you may not be able to see.

Air Fryer

  • Place the eggs in the air fryer.
  • Close and cook at 270 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Immediately transfer the eggs to ice-cold water after the cooking time is up.
  • Let the eggs come to room temperature in the ice water before transferring to another bowl lined with paper towels.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When ready to peel, tap lightly on the counter to crack the shell, dip in a bowl of water & then peel the shell away.
  • Re-dip into the water to remove any remaining shell pieces you may not be able to see.

Notes

Note - if doing the pressure cooker version & you want to do back to back batches, you need to increase the time by 1-2 minutes for each step on the second batch because the cooker will already be hot from the first batch & therefore won't take as long to come to full pressure. That period of time is part of the cooking process.
**If you live above 5000 feet, use the 5-5-5 method - 5 minutes cook time, 5 minutes natural pressure release, 5 minutes in the ice water bath.