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The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

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Hard boiling eggs is a pretty straightforward task, right? Put some eggs in a pot, add water, boil. Done. Easy! But, why then, do so many eggs turn out green? Simply put, it’s because they are over-cooked! I’ve seen the whole gamut of cooking times, and most of them yield green eggs.

Here’s the secret to perfect hard boiling –

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About Michelle

Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. Cara Ivey says

    How the heck do you peel fresh eggs so cleanly? This has been such a challenge for people who eat fresh eggs. I cook mine almost the exact way you do, minus the lid on the pot. I try to peel them and the shell is so stuck to that darn egg… Grrrr….

  2. StL Grandma says

    If you add a tablespoon or so of vinegar to your boiling water, the eggshells come off a whole lot easier, warm or cold.

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