recipe

This one-ingredient recipe is simply eggstraordinary!

safety
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 35 minutes
yield
  • Makes 1 to 6 eggs

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Prepare Ingredients

Water
1 to 6
eggs
2 cups
ice

Gather Cooking Equipment

Medium saucepan with lid
Steamer basket
Oven mitts
Timer
Liquid measuring cup
Medium bowl
Slotted spoon
1
 
Water

Fill medium saucepan 1 inch deep with water. Bring to rolling boil over high heat.

A rolling boil is when lots of big bubbles break the surface of the water.

 
2
 
1 to 6
eggs

Place 1 to 6 eggs in steamer basket and use oven mitts to carefully lower basket into saucepan (ask an adult for help). Eggs can be above or partly under water.

The steamer basket makes it easy to put the delicate eggs into the saucepan.

 
3
 

Cover saucepan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook eggs for exactly 13 minutes.

Be sure to use a timer here!

 
4
 
2 cups
ice
2 cups
cold water

While eggs are cooking, combine ice cubes and 2 cups cold water in medium bowl.

This mixture is called an ice bath. Brrr!

 
5
 

Use oven mitts to remove lid. Use slotted spoon to transfer cooked eggs to ice bath (ask an adult for help) and let eggs cool for 15 minutes.

The ice bath quickly cools the eggs and prevents them from overcooking.

 
6
 

Remove eggs from ice bath refrigerate until ready to eat. Crack eggs against hard surface (like the counter) and peel away shell with your hands. Serve.

Hard-cooked eggs are a great part of lots of meals and snacks!