How to hard boil eggs and my favorite hard-boiled egg recipes

September 12, 2014

How to boil an egg perfectly + Quick Curried Eggs | One Hungry Mama

I once heard that the mark of a great chef is how well she can scramble eggs. Of course. It’s always the simple things that stump you, like how it took me years to figure out how to cook rice perfectly. Making hard boiled eggs is one of those kitchen tasks that you’d think would be a no-brainer, but is actually hard to do well. It’s not easy to consistently get a creamy yolk without that icky green outer ring and to escape rubbery egg whites unless, of course, you follow these easy directions for how to boil an egg perfectly.

All it takes is a little attention, or at least a timer.

Visit Cool Mom Picks for my easy, 4-step method for how to hard boil eggs perfectly. There you’ll also find tips to help ensure that your eggs peel easily. Hint: the older the egg, the better the results. There are ways to smoothly peel a fresh egg, too, though, so be sure to check out my tips.

I share 5 quick, school day breakfast ideas using hard boiled eggs at Cool Mom Picks, too. We’re not even a full week into school and they’ve already been a lifesaver in my house. But who am I to put hard boiled eggs in a corner when we all know that they also make a great lunch and dinner.

Once you master perfectly hard boiled eggs, try one of these recipes for an easy, protein-packed meal.

Quick Curried Eggs are my absolute favorite way to serve hard boiled eggs for dinner. They are delicious and, though very common in some parts of the world, pretty inventive for an easy family dinner. Serve over rice and dinner’s done.


How to make a heart shaped egg | One Hungry MamaSince you’ll be making hard boiled eggs anyway, might as well make them heart shaped! How amazing are these? I posted a how-to for these before, but I’ll just point you directly to Anna the Red where you can learn exactly how to make heart-shaped eggs.


Egg and Cornichon Sandwich | One Hungry Mama

This Hard-Boiled Egg and Cornichon Sandwich is a simple and delicious variation on egg salad. It’s one of my favorite lunches and great to pack in a lunch box, too, even if you skip the dill for kiddo.


Plain hard boiled eggs are a favorite snack of mine. Every once and a while (especially during Chinese New Year), I change things up by making these Chinese Tea Eggs. Redolent of 5 spice (a flavor you’ll likely take to if you like Chinese food), these are delicious, and they’re beautiful, too.


Mediterranean Deviled Eggs recipe on One Hungry MamaIf ever there was a reason to perfect hard boiling eggs, it’s to make deviled eggs. These Mediterranean Deviled Eggs, adapted from one of my favorite Mediterranean chefs, are delectable. I make them every holiday and will forever more.

5 Responses

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Yum! Love the idea of a breakfast quesadilla. Have you ever tried steaming eggs? I was skeptical initially, but I tried it and it actually works with super fresh eggs! Just something to try sometime…

  2. One Hungry Mama says:

    I haven’t ever steamed eggs, Elizabeth. Thanks for the suggestion – I can’t wait to try it!

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