How to Hard Boil an Egg. Hard-boiled eggs are great for deviled eggs, egg salad, or on their own as a protein-rich and filling snack. However, if you always end up with cracked eggs and green yolks when you try to make hard-boiled eggs. Check my video where I show you how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs for only 7 minutes. How To Boil Eggs. I believe hard-boiled eggs should be quick & easy to cook. You can cook a beautiful creamy hard-boiled egg for only 6-7 minutes. Why spend half an hour when you can have perfect eggs within minutes? Follow this two-step method to make perfect hard boiled eggs every time. Plus, learn how to avoid grey and green yolks and how to cook them so that they're easy to peel. How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs. Cook time: 12 minutes; Did you know? Older eggs are easier to peel than fresh eggs. If you are planning to make hard boiled eggs for Easter and want to make sure that the eggs are easy to peel, buy your eggs at least a week ahead of time (two weeks even better, they'll keep). How to Hard Boil Eggs. Why does this method of hard-boiling eggs work? Because by bringing the eggs just to a boil, you can't overcook them. You'll never have to deal with dry, chalky, overcooked eggs with weirdly greenish yolks again. This method makes the most perfect hard-boiled eggs ever. The whites are firm but not rubbery, and the yolks are cooked and still creamy. The classic technique for how to hard-boil eggs. Learn this basic method for making perfect hard-boiled eggs and you'll use it again and again when you make egg salad, deviled eggs, and more. Transfer hard-boiled eggs to a bowl of ice water with a slotted spoon and let cool. Drain the ice water. One at a time, crack the bottom, wider end of each egg against the bowl, then hold the egg under cold running water and peel. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop the yolks into a bowl and make your filling. How to Boil Eggs Perfectly Soft-cooked, medium-cooked or hard-cooked? So many options! Whichever style you choose, Fine Cooking's Nick Sizemore shows you how to cook your eggs to perfection.