Hard-boil your egg(s). We follow Betty Crocker for the best hard-boiled eggs. Place your eggs in a medium sized saucepan. Cover with cold water at least 1 inch above the egg(s). Heat to a boil in your saucepan; remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 18 minutes. Immediately cool briefly in cold water to prevent further cooking. Tap egg to crack shell; roll between hands to loosen the shell, then peel. If the shell is hard to peel, hold the egg under cold water while peeling.