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Perfect hard-boiled eggs start with farm-fresh organic eggs, simmered in shell for 12 minutes, then carefully transferred to an ice bath, for easier peeling. | peteandgerrys.com
Perfect hard-boiled eggs start with farm-fresh organic eggs, simmered in shell for 12 minutes, then carefully transferred to an ice bath, for easier peeling. | peteandgerrys.com Perfect hard-boiled eggs start with farm-fresh organic eggs, simmered in shell for 12 minutes, then carefully transferred to an ice bath, for easier peeling. | peteandgerrys.com
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Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

  • Protein-Packed
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  • Low Carb
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time
Serving Yield 6-12 hard-boiled eggs

The hard-boiled egg is truly a powerhouse of possibility: use it as a salad topper, make a batch for egg salad sandwiches, or simply sprinkle with salt and pepper for a healthy on-the-go snack. To guarantee perfect, easy to peel hard-boiled eggs every time, this is the only recipe you'll ever need. No bells and whistles required.

No time to boil your own fresh organic eggs at home? Try our grab-and-go solution: pre-cooked organic hard-boiled eggs, available at a store near you.

By: Family Farm Team

Ingredients

  • 6-12 large Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs
  • Medium pot (for 6 eggs) or large pot (for 12 eggs)
  • Large bowl (for ice bath)
  • Slotted spoon, optional

Directions

Step 1

Fill a medium or large pot with enough water to cover eggs by at least 2 inches, but do not add eggs yet. Bring water to a rolling boil.

Step 2

Once water is boiling, add the eggs and adjust the temperature to maintain a rolling boil. Start a timer for 12 minutes and prepare an ice bath.

Step 3

When the timer goes off, remove eggs from the pot and immediately place into ice bath for at least 10 minutes before peeling.

Farm Team Tips:

Use cold eggs straight from the fridge, and opt for eggs that are closer to their expiration date, if you have them. In general, the older the egg, the easier it is to peel.

Use a pot big enough for the eggs to remain in a single layer whenever possible.

Leave eggs in the ice bath for at least 10 minutes to allow for more thorough cooling and easy peeling. You can place them under running cold water instead, but without the cold shock from the ice bath, you may find them harder to peel—especially if the eggs are farm fresh like ours.

This recipe was developed for large eggs, so you may need to adjust the cook time a minute or two if using eggs of a different size.

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Leslie

April 17, 2021

Thanks! Perfect hard boiled eggs every time

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[email protected]

April 19, 2021

You're welcome! We're glad to know this worked well for you!

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Mimi

March 29, 2021

What about when you color eggs ? Do you omit ice bath

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Marco

March 29, 2021

Hi Mimi, For colored eggs, you need to place the eggs in an ice bath for at least 15-20 minutes!

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Bill C

March 27, 2021

Eggs were perfect, easy to peel, and non of them cracked. So, great for Easter eggs you plan to color.

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Ryan R

March 03, 2021

This will be the first time ever boiling eggs. My wife is on a strict protein diet and has tasked me with doing this. I found your recipe online, hopefully I can follow such simple instructions! Thank you !

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Marco

March 04, 2021

We hope it was easy-peasy!

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Louise

February 12, 2021

First time I got good results in hardboiled eggs easy to peel.

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[email protected]

February 12, 2021

We are so happy to hear this worked so well for you! Thanks for the feedback.

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Giulia

January 31, 2021

I know I did something wrong but the gags cracked the moment I put them in the water so they didn’t turn out very well.

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[email protected]

February 01, 2021

Oh no! We're so sorry to hear about this Giulia. Is it possible you may have had some eggs with thinner shells? Sometimes as our hens age, their eggshells become thinner, which does make them a little more prone to cracking prematurely. We're happy to look into this issue if you'd like to send us an email to: [email protected] Thanks!

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SHIRLEY WIKANDER

January 28, 2021

Where are the ingredients?

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[email protected]

January 29, 2021

Our favorite thing about this recipe: there are no ingredients! ...besides the eggs, water, and cooking tools needed to boil them. Enjoy!

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Kathy Rich

January 20, 2021

Perfect! It never worked so good.

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Marco

January 21, 2021

We are so glad to hear everything went well for you! Thanks for choosing small family farms!

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Ron

January 04, 2021

Great

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Ray Ray

January 02, 2021

Haven't tried it yet but I'm going to right now

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Carol Clayton

December 30, 2020

Excellent for easy peeling. Great and simple

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Marco

December 30, 2020

Hey Carol, We are so glad you enjoyed this How-To for perfect hard boiled eggs! Thanks for choosing small family farms!

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Ray

December 11, 2020

Excellent

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[email protected]

December 11, 2020

We hope you enjoy!

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Richard Turner

February 25, 2021

tried the ice bath it was awesome never peeled eggs with such ease, will do it everytime now

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Deneé@peteandgerrys

February 25, 2021

We're so glad to hear that, Richard! We see many delicious hard-boiled eggs in your future 😋

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Margaret Brant

November 25, 2020

Very helpful. Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you

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[email protected]

November 30, 2020

So glad you found it helpful. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

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Mojo

November 24, 2020

Works great.

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[email protected]

November 30, 2020

So happy to hear you're liking this method!

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Jimena Magana

November 22, 2020

Very good recipe tysm I’m planning to give make special eggs for my sister and her boyfriend! Also thanks for the tips. God bless you 🙏🏼✝️🤍

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[email protected]

November 30, 2020

Thanks for checking out our website. We hope you enjoy!

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Joumana Takla

November 20, 2020

I love to cook! It’s definitely an art. Most friends make jokes “You don’t know how to make hard boiled eggs?!” This recipe is a game changer- never thought to give the eggs an ice bath! Genius idea! Egg shell peels off with No problem!

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[email protected]

November 30, 2020

We're so happy to hear you like this trick as much as we do. It truly is a game-changer!

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Cherry Moore

November 15, 2020

Hard boiled eggs done perfectly

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[email protected]

November 16, 2020

We hope you enjoyed this method as much as we do!

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