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How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs (and what to do with them!)

Is there anything better than cracking a hard-boiled egg and removing the peel in just 2 perfect pieces, then finding the yolk bright orangey-yellow and delightfully soft? No, we argue there is not. Which is why we want you to know how to make the perfect hard-boiled egg yourself so you can experience this joy over and over again!

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Instant Pot Method (our preferred method simply for convenience and consistency)

  1. Add cup water to Instant Pot and put steamer tray on top.
  2. Add up to 12 eggs, seal the lid and set on high for 5 minutes.
  3. Release the steam through the vent and use a tongs to carefully remove the eggs and place into a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from water and let cool and dry on a towel before putting back in the fridge.

Stovetop Method

  1. Cover eggs in a stockpot with 1 inch of water and add a splash of vinegar.
  2. Bring to boil, cover with lid and remove from heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Repeat the ice water and cooling process.

Now, what on earth to do with them? Hard-boiled eggs are delicious for breakfast on their own, but that can get old, so here are our top 10 favorite new uses for you to try!

  1. Hard-boiled eggs on their own, but change up the seasoning! Try furikake, Everything But the Bagel seasoning, dill & sea salt, or smoked paprika!
  2. Potato & Egg Salad: this is like no other potato salad you’ve had before!
  3. New & Improved Egg Salad
  4. Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs (just trust us on this one)
  5. Egg & Avocado Bowl
  6. Shaved Egg Avocado Toast (taking avocado toast to a whole new level!)
  7. Nicoise Salad (no, no one knows how to pronounce this J )
  8. Tuna Salad Sandwich
  9. The Perfect Cobb (yep, perfect)
  10. Chocolate Chip Cookies (what?!)