13 Minute cook time.
To make the perfect hard boiled egg, steam eggs rather than boiling the egg is the magic trick to perfection.
It is easy, and the eggs peeled better than a water boiled egg.
For this method you will need a reasonably sized pot and a steamer, many pot and pan sets do come with a steamer. A steamer is the pot (on the right), it has tiny holes at the base and fits nicely on top of the pot (on the left). There are other steamers that will work well as well. See the bottom of this page for other steamer options
Step 1 – Add Water To The Pot
Place about 1 inch (2.5cm) water in the bottom of the pot and turn the heat to high
Step 2 – Cover To The Speed Boiling Time
Cover the pot to help bring the water to boil quicker
Step 3 – Bring To Boil
When the water has reached a rolling boil, place the steamer on top of the pot
Step 4 – Add Eggs
Add the eggs to the steamer
Step 5 – Cover
Place the lid on the top of the steamer
Step 6 – Steam for 13 Minutes
With the heat still turned to high, steam the eggs for 13 minutes
Step 7 – Prepare Ice Bath
Prepare an ice bath – fill a bowl with cold water, add ice
Step 8 – Time’s Up
After 13 minutes, remove the eggs from the steamer, and place them in the ice bath
Step 9 – The Perfect Peel
To peel the eggs perfectly, peel them in the water. Crack the middle of the egg and the large end of the egg. Start removing the shell, if you can get under the thin membrane, the shell will peel off perfectly. The water will get under the membrane to assist you to peel easily.
The perfect hard boiled egg. This method was actually better than boiling eggs.
Items we used to test these instructions
Other Types Of Steamers For Pots
Egg Steam Rack