Spring is here, and with just a few more days until Easter, its time to decorate eggs with the kids! But before you can break out the paint and newspaper, you’ve got to boil some eggs. Luckily, I’ve got a super simple hard-boiled egg recipe that barely requires any effort!

How to make the perfect hard boiled egg

The best part about this recipe is the fact that you can walk away while the eggs are cooking, and its actually hard to overcook them!

The Recipe:

№ 1. Gather as many eggs as you would like to boil, then place them in a large pot. Fill with water until the eggs are fully covered. Then, add about a spoonful of salt.


№ 2. Place the pot on a stove set to high. When the water reaches a hard boil, turn the heat all the way off and set a timer for 12 minutes, then cover the pot with a lid.


№ 3. Take them out of the pot with a slotted spoon, then dry them off with a towel. Let cool for 3-5 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.


№ 4. If you are coloring your eggs, stop here! Otherwise, go get the kids to help peel the eggs. First, rinse one of the eggs with water, then crack the of the eggshell with the back of a spoon.



№ 5. Loosen the shell by pressing on the cracked part of the shell with your thumbs. Then, start peeling the shell in large chunks.

Note: if you have a garden, save the eggshells to sprinkle on the dirt! This will add nutrients to the soil an help plants grow.


And that’s it! Hard-boiled eggs make a perfect, super healthy snack, and are a cinch if you know the best way to cook them. Enjoy!