Hard Boiled Eggs

It’s important that the eggs cook in a single layer. If you want to make more than 4 eggs, increase the eggs to the desired amount, cooking them in one of our larger pots. Be sure to use enough paper towels to cover the bottom whatever size pan you’re using.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, lunch
Servings 4
Calories 71 kcal


  • 1 Quart Sauce Pan


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 sheet paper towel preferably unbleached


  • Fold the paper towel to fit into the 1 Quart Saucepan.
  • Wet the paper towel with water and place in the pot. (The towel shouldn’t be sitting in a pool of water. All the water should be held in the towel.)
  • Place the eggs in a single layer on top of the wet towel.
  • Cover the pot and heat over medium heat until steam just begins to escape from under the lid, about 3 minutes.
  • Spin the lid to engage the vapor seal then immediately reduce the heat to low.
  • Cook 5 to 6 minutes for soft-cooked eggs; cook 7 to 8 minutes for medium cooked eggs; cook 13 to 15 minutes for hard-cooked eggs.
Keyword boiled, eggs