Effortless Boiled Eggs

Have you ever boiled an egg and the yolk turned dry and green? Or you tried to peel it and the whole egg white came off with the shell? Cooking eggs is something that is supposed to be so easy, when in fact, it is actually quite difficult. I got pretty tired of ripping my eggs apart during the peeling process, or having a severely overcooked yolk, so I fixed the issue. I am happy to say- I have discovered the perfect way to boil eggs with a shell that’s easy to peel. I hope this works for you as well as it does for me! Enjoy.

Effortless Boiled Eggs


You will need:

  • 1 dozen raw eggs
  • 1 medium pot
  • 6-8 cups of water
  • 1 tray of ice cubes (or 1-2 cups of ice from a dispenser)

Line the bottom of your pot with the eggs. Each egg should have its own place and not be stacked on top of another egg. Fill the pot with water until the water line is just covering each egg. The less they bounce around, the better. DSC_0352DSC_0356Put the pot with the eggs and water onto a burner. Bring the water to a boil and let it boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pot sit there as is for 20 minutes. Do not move the pot or touch the eggs. Just let them sit peacefully. Walk away. Set a timer. Ignore them. Once the timer goes off, fill a bowl with cool water and dump the ice in. Place each egg in the ice bath with a large spoon, or you can *carefully* pour off the water from the pot into the sink and put the ice water in there on top of the eggs. Up to you. Let the eggs hang out in the cold water for 3-5 minutes. DSC_0362DSC_0366Once the 3-5 minutes are up, you can begin to peel them. The best way I have found is to gently tap each end of the egg until it cracks, and then make smaller taps around the egg. I give it a gentle hug with my hand until the whole shell has kind of loosened itself from the egg. Peel the shell off slowly. It should start to come off in large chunks, or even in ribbons. DSC_0368DSC_0371Make your way through the eggs and give them all a peel. I usually end up eating one or two as I go. I love boiled eggs, and so do my kids (and dogs). They should all come out looking pretty round and smooth, and the yolk should be a nice yellow color and soft to the touch. You can store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 10 days.


I hope you enjoy this helpful recipe. I know it may not seem like much of a big deal, but if you have struggled with cooking and peeling boiled eggs before- you are not alone, and I’ve got you covered.

It is the 3rd Friday during Lent. I pray you are holding strong to your Lenten commitments. I can honestly say I have not eaten any fast food since before Ash Wednesday. I am super proud of myself, and I feel a renewed sense of self-control. Take care of your spiritual life, and seek others who are like-minded to help you along the journey. There is nothing better than a community of people who live for God by your side.

Lots of love and many blessings,


Let him who is wise understand these things;
let him who is prudent know them.
Straight are the paths of the LORD,
in them the just walk,
but sinners stumble in them.

Hosea 14:10

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