Perfectly Boiled Eggs

Total Time:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 dozen large eggs
  • Water to cover
  • Pinch salt
Directions

Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Season with a pinch of salt. Place the pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with a lid. Allow the eggs to sit for 11 minutes. Drain and cool the eggs for 2 minutes in ice water. Drain and peel the eggs.


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It is difficult to have this recipe work due to altitude and other factors when boiling.  I had very good soft boiled eggs at two minutes.  Tried again with 4 minutes and perfect.  No sulfur green.  Good peel.  Will use again.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW. I've tried many egg-boiling techniques, and quite frankly never knew they could turn out this perfect. I'll never use another method the rest of my life. Thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
PERFECT! I just let the eggs sit in the ice bath while I peeled 2 dozen that I did all at once. I also found out that if I cracked around the eggs "waist line" &amp; cracked the flat, thickest part I was able to get under the skin &amp; with running water......they peeled just like taking off their jacket. THANKS EMERIL! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My eggs turned out perfectly. I have never had eggs cooked just right without that green ring around the yolk. I will keep this in my file for quick reference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good method and the timing is right. Just make sure to keep eggs cold if you are going to peel right away. Looking good on the inside. Perfect for egg salad sandwiches for our Mother's Day Tea Party! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My eggs stuck a little, but that could be because they were older. They were cooked all the way through, so no problems there. I'll try this way again with fresher eggs, but all in all I'd say it worked better than my old way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never known how to perfectly boil eggs, but now I do! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect! Easy to peel item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect!! For those saying they were under or over done, have you thought it could be your range or your cookware? Some cookware heats unevenly and can cause issues, same with a burner that is heating unevenly. Yes this evens affects boiling eggs. I have boiled my eggs using this method for years and they are perfect every time, fresh eggs or a bit older. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree with ranfitz on this one. Made it exactly like the recipe stated (used a timer too but the whites were stuck to the eggshell and the inside whites were raw. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i loved it i tried it an loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
I want to say thank you. I am a 43 year old grandmother, and first time in being a grandmother, I have made 16 beautiful easter eggs and not a cracked egg in the bunch. I was skeptical at first, but I reread and reviewed all of it. I can now cook deviled eggs and easter eggs and have them looking fabulous all the time. Thank you for all your help. Happy Easter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Works great! Yes, you do have to monitor the eggs with said times and be sure to let them come to a boil. Aside from that, the yokes were consistently tender and yellow with the shells peeling easily after chilling. I boiled the pot of eggs on an electric stove over medium heat and reserved a few (whole and uncracked in fridge. The reserved eggs make a delicious egg salad sandwich the next day. ENJOY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok, been meaning to write a review on this method of cooking hard boiled eggs since 09' but just now got around to it. Sorry Emeril :/ Love my eggs boiled this way and look forward to my egg salad since I found it! Now all my friends and family ask me to make my deviled eggs and egg salad everytime we have a gathering. I will say that it takes a little more effort attempting this on an electric stove top. It's hard to bring the water to a true boil on medium heat. It can be done, you just gotta be patient and make sure the water comes to a vigorus boil and then let it boil this way for two full minutes before covering and setting aside for 11 minutes. It works everytime and you'll never boil eggs any other way again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the best ever hard boiled eggs, hands down! The yolks were creamy deliciousness. I never knew I was making them "wrong", until I tried this recipe. Will def do it this way from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bravo Emeril, Yes, they came out prefect. I cut the yoke away from the white and mash the yokes with a small amount of mayo, then stir in the egg whites. I used only 3 eggs, because if I made 12, I would eat 12. Thank You. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read a review of where someone was having trouble with shells sticking to the boiled egg. A way to remedy this problem is to buy eggs that are somewhat older. The fresher the egg the more likely it will stick. I use my older eggs in my fridge when I want to boil eggs for chicken salad. This is a good recipe. Easy to put on, set timer, and get to work on your next task. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am teaching my daughter how to took and she was picking out recipes. I think Emeril knows what he is doing. I read the negative reviews, frankly they were quite ridiculous. I am sure if he had instructions for making toast ya"ll would gripe about that too. Put bread in toaster, push lever down and wait for it to pop up...oh, you do have to choose how toasted you want it, which you would probably blame on Emeril. Good luck on that toast! Emeril, you rock!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried this recipe three times and it doesn't work on my basic electric stove. The whites stick to the shells every time. I'm sure Emeril knows how to boil eggs, but I'm guessing he's also using a high level gas stove and I think the timing, etc. is off for those of us who have different heat sources. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried Emeril's recipe but it's been inconsistent. Sometimes I get perfect eggs and other times undercooked/overcooked. I use the Egg Boil Pro app. Has worked pretty well. Similar recipe but I think the timer in the app makes the difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
True to it's name! Perfect! Note* MEDIUM HEAT is a must unless you like rubbery eggs! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have been having problems with making hard boiled eggs that don't stick to shell for years it seems. Have tried everything...old eggs, vinegar in water, boil for this long, that long, and they all didn't work EXCEPT this one! I really believe it has to do with bringing the eggs to a boil using MEDIUM heat because I have always used high heat. One dozen perfect hard boiled eggs and the shell just slipped off. I was stunned because I have become so skeptical about different methods. Definitely try this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Don't waste your time or eggs on this recipe. I followed it to the letter because I haven't had a lot of luck boiling eggs. Well, they boiled perfectly, except for one that burst. However, THAT was THE egg that peeled the best. The others held onto that membrane around the egg and when I tried to peel the egg, I lost most of the white. My goal was to make "pretty" deviled eggs for a graduation party. Now I get to run to the store, buy a couple more dozen eggs and start over again .... with another recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I basically cook it like Emeril says. But i dont cover it and after 10 1/2 minutes i drain the hot water out and add cold water to the pan i take on e egg and crack just the top and a little around it while it is still hot but running under cold water while i do it, it comes off easy and cooked perfectly- I tryed ever which way and this is the only way i like it item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed directions exactly. I even used a timer. Whites stuck to the shell and the yolks were slightly undercooked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Try it and it works Thank's item not reviewed by moderator and published
Works perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've been using this recipe for years. If your shells are sticking, your eggs are too fresh. Older eggs peel easier. I'm talking days, not months. Great and easy recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Comes out perfect every single time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
How could anything so simple be so difficult? Did exactly as instructed.. still had problems peeling... maybe it's because electric stove seemed to take an eternity for "boiling"... saw bubbles but maybe not boiling enough. Anyway, the eggs are delightfully soft once I get the shells off... broken whites in the process. Anyway, thanks Emeril. I will keep trying!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
No question this recipes yields perfectly hard-boiled eggs. Since I am used to throwing the eggs in a pot and boiling them until I "think" they're done, I do find this recipe a little more cumbersome with several steps and cooking times. Nonetheless, it's worth it. No cracked shells and the egg slips easily out of the shell. One review indicated it was hard to get her eggs out of the shell. This may have been due to the fact we have to really keep the eggs on MEDIUM until you they boil (which seemed like forever to me. Anyway - great recipe and I will always use it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best hard boiled eggs I,ve ever made!! Thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the only way i boil my eggs, been doing this ever since i saw emeril show or tell it on one of his shows years ago!! will be making some tomorrow for my easter sunday deviled eggs! oh, just read that hard cooked eggs can be safely stored in the fridge for one week only and can be left out unrefrigerated for about two hours! happy easter everyone!! love you emeril!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
works great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have done this 3 times with great results each time. The yolks are so delicate, not at all rubbery. I can't image what is happening for these other folks that have had problems... maybe the eggs themselves are very "un-fresh". The key is you must peel them after the quench. You cannot let them sit for a long time or refrigerate in the shell. Oddly this differs from Emeril's other "recipe" for the same thing here: http://www.emerils.com/recipe/3721/. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this recipe twice, exactlly as directed... the eggs were difficult to peel both times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have NEVER eaten a boiled egg that was not chalky tasting or under cooked until today. Peeled perfectly and honestly THE best boiled egg i've ever cooked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried at least half a dozen different ways to boil eggs and none of them ever turned out very well. My mom taught me one way and when I got married my mother in law taught me another (my mother in law's was a little more consistent), so I was very confused. This recipe IS PERFECT!!!!!!!!! Thank you for setting me straight! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It works every time!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW PERFECT!!THANKS EMERIL! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The eggs were great, but I did have some trouble peeling... My cold water bath may have not been cold enough, or it could be that I only made 4 eggs total... Either way, thanks Emeril! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think this is a perfect recipe for boiled eggs and it makes the best healthy snack for anyone. This is so easy anyone can make it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For 7 years I have had raw eggs on Easter morning. I had never been able to figure out the perfect recipe. Ahh, the teasing I've endured. Finally the perfect recipe. Thank you Emeril!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This should be the easiest thing to do but I was never taught how to properly boil eggs. The result was always grayed or under cooked yokes. Not to mention the frustration I'd feel when the egg white would stick to the shell... With Emeril's (2-11-2) way my hard boiled eggs turn out beautifully every time! Thanks Emeril!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They came out perfect. Thank you. I have always had a hard time getting it right... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This works great!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these eggs came out perfect I always have a problem with boiled eggs and this recipe is great item not reviewed by moderator and published
In the peeling can't seem to get a cleam egg. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried this several times now, and the eggs come out perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didnt know the best way to do this, I tried it and I really liked it. Simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I've ever made boiled eggs that came out so beautiful! Thank You!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never have to guess again. They came out perfetly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
For once my eyes didn't crack... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Follow the recipe and you will have perfect hard boiled eggs. Pelling was a breeze no shells sticking to the whites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I've been able to shell every egg without having the shell stick so badly that eggs intended for deviling became egg salad instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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