Ask Aunt Laura – How to make the perfect hard boiled egg Inbox

There are lots of methods out there for making the perfect hard boiled egg, including baking them in the oven to using an air fryer, but this way works for me every time.

I like to start off by placing some water in the pot before adding my eggs so they don’t smash into one another and crack, before topping off with more water. Feel free to skip past my overly cautious first step if that makes more sense to you.

PS: If you live in a higher elevation/altitude, you’ll need to cook for a bit longer.

Let me know how it goes!


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Ted T. Martin
May 3, 2022 11:36 am

That is NOT a perfect hard boiled egg (the image above) in my opinion, ( it looks a tad “soft” ) but that’s just me ;) …One needs an older egg; if it is too fresh, it will be hard to peel, also I prefer brown eggs for boiling, it is easier to see if all the shell has been removed; always put water in the pan, and then the eggs … bring them to a boil, for 8 to 10 minutes where I live, Miami, Florida…

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