Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe


  • 6 eggs
  • ice water


  1. Fill a saucepan with 1-2 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Place steamer in saucepan and gently place eggs in the basket. Do not overlap eggs.
  3. Steam, covered, on medium to high heat for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and immediately place eggs in bowl of ice water. Leave for 10 minutes.
  5. Scoop eggs out of ice water and peel immediately for use or store in the refrigerator for up to two days.


While you can store hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator for longer periods than what I list here, I have found these eggs are best (and are easier to peel) when consumed sooner rather than later.