Eggs are essential on the breakfast table or at the annual Easter lunch. You can make egg salad, soft-boiled eggs, and deviled eggs, but we can’t do without the completely traditional hard-boiled eggs. Read on here and get the recipe and cooking time for hard-boiled eggs.
Cooking time for an egg
To call an egg hard-boiled, it is important that the yolk is completely firm when the cooking time is over.
The cooking time for eggs can vary slightly depending on the size of the eggs. If you have very small eggs, 8 minutes is appropriate, while large eggs should be boiled for 10 minutes in boiling water.
We find that a cooking time of 9 minutes gives perfect hard-boiled eggs for medium/large eggs.
Hard-boiled eggs are almost always on the table at home when we have lunch on weekends or when we have rye bread for dinner after a long day of school, work, and sports.
In fact, the kids love it when we “just” have rye bread for dinner because they really love open egg sandwiches, preferably with homemade mayonnaise and chives or cress on top.
It doesn’t get much better than that.
Boiled eggs are also great to pack in lunch boxes. They are very filling, and it’s always something we can be sure the kids will eat in their lunch boxes.
Leading up to Easter, many of us will probably have an Easter lunch. Hard-boiled eggs must not be missing here either. They are probably the most traditional item on an Easter lunch table, and they taste great with marinated herring or herring salad.
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How to make perfect hard boiled eggs?
It’s actually not difficult at all to make hard-boiled eggs when you know the right cooking time. I always take the eggs out of the refrigerator well in advance so they’re not completely cold when they go into the water. I find that they tend to crack when they’re too cold.
So all you have to do is put a pot on with 5-6 cm of water at the bottom, and when the water boils, gently place the eggs in using a spoon. Reduce the heat so the water is just simmering, it shouldn’t be boiling vigorously.
Let the eggs cook for 9 minutes for medium/large eggs, and then pour off the water. Pour cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process.
Peel the cooled eggs and serve them halved or sliced.
Find the full recipe further down this page.
Frequently asked questions
Hard-boiled eggs should be stored in the refrigerator. They can be stored with or without shells for up to a week. However, we usually eat them within 2-3 days.
A medium/large hard-boiled egg should be boiled for 9 minutes in boiling water. Small eggs should be boiled for 8 minutes, while large eggs should be boiled for 10 minutes. Cool the eggs in cold water when the cooking time is over.
Other lunch recipes you might like
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- Danish curry salad
- Danish egg salad
Tips and tricks for the recipe
- Take the eggs out of the refrigerator well in advance so they’re not completely cold when they go into boiling water. I find that it’s easier for them to crack when they’re very cold.
- Use a spoon when placing the eggs in the boiling water. That way, you can fully submerge them before releasing them, and you won’t risk burning your fingers.
- Serve halved eggs as part of the Easter lunch along with mustard herring and other dishes.
- Serve sliced eggs on a piece of rye bread with cress or chives on top.
- If there are leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator and taken in the lunchbox the next day.
- Use boiled eggs, for example, in a delicious egg salad.
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Recipe for eggs for lunch or breakfast
Here’s our recipe for classic hard-boiled eggs for Easter lunch or for your egg sandwich. Boiled eggs are loved by both children and adults, so feel free to make plenty. If there are any leftovers, you can give them to the children in their lunchboxes tomorrow.
We hope you feel inspired to try the recipe and make delicious eggs for your family. They taste great with marinated herring or sliced on a good piece of rye bread with mayonnaise, chives, or cress.
Hard boiled eggs
- 4 eggs size m/l
Take the eggs out of the refrigerator well in advance, so they are not completely cold.4 eggs
- Fill a pot with cold water, there should be approximately 5 cm of water in the pot. Place the pot on the stovetop and bring the water to a boil.
- Use a spoon to carefully place the eggs into the boiling water. Reduce the heat so the water is just simmering.
- Let the eggs cook for 9 minutes.
- Pour off the water when the cooking time is up and pour cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process.
- Peel the eggs and halve them or slice them. Now the eggs are ready to be served.
- Note: Please be aware that the cooking time may vary depending on the size of the eggs. Small eggs should boil for about 8 minutes, medium and large eggs for about 9 minutes, and large eggs for about 10 minutes.
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