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Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Cooking a hard-boiled egg can be harder than you’d think. Overcook it and you get a gross grey coating around the yolk and it’s dry as a bone. Undercook it and it’ll be… well, not a hard boiled egg. Sam’s got the technique to ensure your hard-boiled eggs are perfect each and every time. All you need is a little patience, water and ice.

Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6

Make the Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs


6 eggs



  1. Carefully put eggs in a pot and add enough cold water to cover by an inch – do not cover with a lid
  2. Put on medium-high heat and when it comes to a full boil – boil for more 2 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and now put a lid on the pot - leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove lid and carefully pour off the very hot water and re-fill with cold water and a lot of ice to stop the cooking .
  5. Let cool, peel and eat – or make something delicious with them.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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