Hard-Boiled Egg How-To


Hard-boiling your eggs in a pressure cooker seems to be all the rage right now, but for those of you who don’t have one- this method is for you!


This was THE hard-boiled egg method (If it only has two “ingredients” can it still be considered a recipe??) Spencer used before we got our Instant Pot and occasionally, if we don’t feel like digging out our instant pot from under the cupboard, we still fall back on this trusty- albeit a little more time consuming- method. This method of hard-boiling your eggs requires your typical deep-set saucepan with lid, some water and of course your eggs, but also uses the ice bath method to stop the cook on your eggs and help with the pressure of peeling your eggshells.


What you will need:

  • The deepest saucepan you own that can be covered
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • A Bowl
  • Ice


Hard-Boiled Egg Instructions

Regular method of hard-boiling eggs using a saucepan and ice bath.
Cook Time 35 mins


  • Saucepan
  • Ice Bath


  • 12 Eggs Adjust the amount of eggs as fits in your pan


  • Place your eggs in your saucepan and cover with COLD water until the water level is 1 (one) inch above the eggs
  • Bring the water and eggs to a boil over medium-high heat
  • Once boiling, cover the saucepan and take off heat and let rest for 13 minutes. (This is one of the many reasons I love a gas stove- you don't have to take the pan "off" the heat and move it aside... you simply have to turn the heat off!)
  • While eggs are resting in the saucepan, create an ice bath in a bowl filled with cold water and ice. Once the eggs are done resting, transfer all eggs to the ice bath and let site for 10 minutes.
  • Remove all the eggs at once, peel and enjoy!

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