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Basic Hard-Boiled Eggs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + cooling


6 servings

This basic formula for hard-cooked eggs gives you a great end result to use in salads, sandwiches and for deviled eggs.


  • 6 large eggs
  • Cold water


  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add enough cold water to cover by 1 in. Cover and quickly bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 15 minutes for large eggs (18 minutes for extra-large eggs and 12 minutes for medium eggs).
  2. Rinse eggs in cold water and place in ice water until completely cooled. Drain and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 75 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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