How to Hard Boil an Egg

Easter is right around the corner – which means you just might find yourself dyeing some hard boiled eggs in the next few days.  Tonight as I stared at the 2 dozen eggs that we will be dyeing on Saturday, I decided to go ahead and hard boil them now and get that step out of the way.

Hard boiling eggs is surprisingly easy – only 6 steps.


1. You will need three things: eggs, a large pot (with lid) and water

2.  Gently place your eggs in a single layer on the bottom of a large pot.  Fill pot with cold water – I fill mine about an inch above the top of the eggs.

3.  Bring water to a rolling boil.

4.  Once water reaches a rolling boil, place lid on pot and remove from heat.  Let eggs sit for 15-20 minutes.

5.  Place eggs in a colander and run underneath cold water until they are cool enough to handle.  Running the eggs under cold water not only cools them off, but also makes the shells come off easier.

6.  Peel eggs and enjoy (or commence with dyeing)!  (Uneaten eggs can be kept in the refrigerator for a week or so.)