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Perfect Yolk Hard Cooked Eggs

Perfect Yolk Hard Cooked Eggs 🥚🍳

The most indispensable of keto snacks, hard cooked eggs are the one food item people seem to have the most trouble with. This process is the one you have waited for. Perfect vibrant yellow yolks and easy to peel every single time. The best part? You don't need any expensive equipment.

Servings 8 servings
Calories 62 kcal



  • 8 large eggs


  • large stainless steel pot
  • steamer basket
  • long silicone tip metal tongs
  • large bowl
  • ice


  1. Open and place steamer basket inside of the stainless steel pot. Fill the pot with water until there is only a slight air gap beneath the mesh of the steamer basket insert. Turn the heat to high and place the lid on the pot.

  2. When the water in the pot is boiling quite strongly and steam is jetting out from under the lid, carefully remove the lid. Using the metal tongs, equally distribute the eggs around the steamer basket. Make sure to not overcrowd the basket. We need steam to move freely and equally around the eggs so that they cook properly.

  3. Replace the lid and set a timer for 13 minutes exactly. Adjust in subsequent batches by 30 seconds until you get a doneness that is to your liking. A lot will depend on your elevation.

  4. While the eggs are steaming, fill your large bowl with ice and water. We are using this to immediately halt their cooking so we can be very precise about how long the eggs are under heat for.

  5. Once the 13 minutes has elapsed (or whatever time you are using), move the pot off the heat and quickly but carefully remove the eggs to the ice and water bowl. I actually even remove the eggs in the order I placed them in since it takes me about 30 seconds to get them all out. A significant amount of cooking can place in that time.

  6. Once the eggs have cooled, remove and towel dry. Place into your storage container and refrigerate.