How to make Perfect Boiled Eggs

What you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • White vinegar
  • Salt
  • A pot with a lid that can fit all your eggs in one layer
  • Large bowl filled with ice cubes to place the eggs in
  1. I like to add about 1 cup of white vinegar and a heavy hand of salt to my pot water. Mix.
  2. Carefully place eggs in the pot and fill the pot with enough water to cover the eggs completely.
  3. Do not go anywhere for the next part!
  4. Bring the pot to a boil, without the lid. As soon as your pot begins to boil, turn the burner off and remove your pot to a cool burner. Place the lid on and set a timer for about 6-8 minutes.
  5. While the eggs are finishing their boil, fill your large bowl with just enough water to cover the ice cubes but not too much water since you will be adding all your eggs into this ice bath.
  6. Once the 6-8 minutes have passed, transfer the eggs into the ice water. Leave them for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Peel and enjoy!


  • Not all stoves cook exactly the same. Some people may need 6 minutes for a perfect boiled egg, some people may need 8 minutes for a perfect boiled egg. This is a trial-and-error process.
  • When you can smell that “egg” or “sulfur-like” aroma then your eggs are over-boiled and will have that greenish/gray hue. Some people like their eggs that way, some people do not like their eggs that way. Whatever works for you!
  • For easy peeling I like to add my eggs to a bowl with a lid, add half an inch of water, place the lid on, and shake the bowl with enough for to break the shells. If you shake it gently enough they will eventually peel themselves.

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  1. Well I just finished making your boiled egg recipe and I have to say it’s amazing, I just absolutely love it. The eggs are nicely textured and not liquidy like some can be, it was pretty much perfect. Thanks for sharing this recipe and looking forward to many more.

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