Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard Boiled EggsYou either love them or hate them. Hard boiled eggs are made in my house nearly six times a year, typically around a holiday for an appetizer, or simply as a healthy snack. There always seem to be that question, each and every time they are made; How long do they cook? Here is my answer and one worth looking back on as you get perfect eggs, each and every time.


  • Eggs
  • Cold water
  • 1/2 tbs of vinegar

In a large saucepan, add your eggs and cover with enough cold water to cover at least an inch or more over the egg. I let my eggs sit in the cold bath for about five minutes. Add the vinegar. Bring the water to a rapid boil, cover, and remove from the heat. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 12 minutes. Once they are done cooking in the water, remove them with a slotted spoon and add them to a cold bow of ice water to prevent them from cooking. After several minutes, remove them and place in a bowl.

When you are ready to eat them, tap them on a plate, or on the counter, and begin peeling away the shell. Serve with salt and pepper, or simply eat them plain. As a note, store them in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Happy Easter.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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