How to boil an egg.  Sounds simple enough, right?  It is. Very, very simple.  But most people do it completely wrong and end up with broken shells, over or undercooked eggs, or that weird green ring around the yolk.

Here’s how to boil an egg perfectly every time:

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs


Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Place the pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover pan with a lid. Allow the eggs to sit for 12 minutes off the heat. Transfer eggs to a colander; place under cool running water to stop the cooking.