Perfectly Steamed Eggs: The Ultimate Guide

Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Perfectly Steamed Boiled Eggs

Discover the secret to effortlessly peelable eggs with tender whites and creamy yolks. Our foolproof steaming method takes ‘hard-boiled’ steamed eggs to the next level!

Forget traditional boiling – steaming is the key to achieving consistently perfect eggs every time. Whether you prefer soft or hard-boiled, this technique delivers restaurant-quality results in your own kitchen.

Perfectly Steamed Eggs: Elevate Your Egg Game


  • 1 tray of ice cubes (for serving cold, if desired)
  • 6 large eggs


  1. For cold eggs: Prepare an ice bath by combining ice cubes and water in a large bowl.
  2. Set up your steaming station: Add 1 inch of water to a large pot. Insert the steamer basket, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Gently place eggs in the steamer basket, cover, and cook for 6 minutes (soft-boiled) or 12 minutes (hard-boiled).
  3. Serving options: For hot eggs, serve immediately. For cold eggs, transfer them to the ice bath and let cool for at least 15 minutes before peeling.
  4. Peeling made easy: Gently tap the cooled eggs to crack the shells all over. Peel under a thin stream of running water, which helps separate the shell from the egg white.

Make-Ahead and Storage

Unpeeled eggs: Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Peeled eggs: Best consumed within 1 day, refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
72 Calories
5g Fat
0g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 69mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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