Here, legendary chef Jacques Pépin reveals tips for making perfect hard- and soft-boiled eggs. Plus, delicious F&W recipes that call for them.

By Food & Wine
May 24, 2012

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How to Make Hard-Boiled Eggs

These techniques lead to perfectly yellow yolks and make peeling a breeze. 

How to Make Soft-Boiled Eggs

Jacques Pépin shows how to make perfect soft-boiled eggs.RELATED: Soft-Boiled Scotch Eggs


How to Cook Eggs in an Immersion Circulator


An immersion circulator cooks eggs to an incredibly soft, creamy consistency. 


Recipes for Hard-Boiled Eggs

 Deviled-Egg Spread

Deviled-Egg Spread

Chef Katie Lee deconstructs the retro hors d’oeuvre, blending hard-boiled eggs with mustard and mayonnaise so it’s more like an egg salad that she can spread on toasts.  Tomato and Garlic Dip

Tomato and Garlic Dip

The iconic Andalucian salmorejo is essentially a superthick gazpacho, made with plenty of ripe tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. Invariably, it’s topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs and ham and served with fried eggplant or toasted country bread.  Hard-Cooked Eggs with Crisp Anchovy Crumbs

Hard-Cooked Eggs with Crisp Anchovy Crumbs

The hard-boiled eggs and anchovy mayonnaise for this easy appetizer can be refrigerated separately overnight. 

Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwiches with Anchovies and Capers

A favorite among the F&W test kitchen staff, this sensational recipe blends hard boiled eggs with flavorful Italian ingredients. 

 Hard Boiled Egg Recipes



Slideshow: More Hard Boiled Egg Recipes



Delicious dishes that make use of hard-boiled eggs.