Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe

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This Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg recipe is my favorite way to “cook” eggs! And it’s a bit of a misnomer because ew don’t actually hard boil the eggs at all. We use another method, instead, that evenly cooks the eggs and makes them easier to peel! {Paleo}


  • Eggs
  • Ice water


  1. Fill a saucepan with about 1-2 inches of water. Add the steamer basket and cover with a lid. Bring water to a boil. 
  2. Then add the eggs to the steamer basket. Include only as many eggs as can lay evenly in the basket with space in between each one. Steam on a MEDIUM-HIGH heat for 15 minutes. 
  3. Just as the eggs are about done steaming, fill a bowl with water and add several ice cubes. When the eggs are done steaming, transfer them carefully to the bowl of ice water. Leave them submerged for 10 minutes. 
  4. Next, remove them from the ice water bath, dry them off with a towel, and either use them in the desired recipe or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


  • Small batches of eggs can easily be prepared this way. Even if you’re steaming just 1-2 eggs, this process still works. For larger quantities, work in batches, if needed, to prevent the eggs from crowding in the steamer basket.
  • Remove the eggs from the cold water bath promptly at 10 minutes.
  • Gently crack the eggs before peeling them. This will make it easier to pull the shell and membrane away from the egg without puncturing it.