By Emma Crist
Updated: February 15, 2017
Stuffed Egg Recipes


Whether you want to make deviled eggs or egg salad, one thing stands in your way—boiling the eggs. Luckily, it's fairly simple as long as you follow a few simple instructions. We've boiled (no pun intended) it down to five easy steps:

Pro tip #1: To help prevent the eggs from cracking while boiling, remove the eggs from the refrigerator and let them stand at room temperature for a minimum of 5 minutes before cooking.

Pro tip #2: The fresher the eggs, the more the shell membranes will stick to the shells. We recommend buying and refrigerating eggs a week to 10 days in advance of hard-cooking. Check out more tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs here.

Got perfect boiled eggs? Sounds like you need recipes! Here are some of our favorites: Our Best Stuffed Egg Recipes and After Easter Egg Recipes.

My personal favorite? I'm glad you asked. I present to you, the mother of all egg salad sandwiches.

Avocado-Egg Salad Sandwiches with Pickled Celery