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How to Sous Vide Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Equipment

  • My old hard-anodized 4 quart sauce pot
  • Oven safe plastic slotted spoon
  • Large stainless steel bowl for ice water
  • Cambro 4.75 gallon polycarbonate food storage container for sous viding in
  • Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker

Ingredients

  • 9 eggs large or jumbo
  • water

Instructions

  • Get all your equipment ready to go. Attach your sous vide precision cooker to a large container filled with hot water from the sink.
    You can use cold water but it will take a lot longer to heat up. Better to use hot water from the tap.
    I found the water heats up faster if I cover the container with aluminum foil being careful to leave the corner away from the circulator open to let the steam out. I have also used a dish towel.
  • It's going to take time depending on the temperature of your tap water to get up to 165°F so plan accordingly. I would suggest you wait until the water temperature reaches around 150°F before you bring a large pot (large enough to hold 9 eggs) of water to boil.
  • When the water comes to a boil, carefully add the eggs to the pot using a slotted spoon or Chinese spider. Boil for 3 minutes.
  • While the eggs are cooking, fill a large bowl with ice water. As soon as the 3 minutes are up, carefully transfer the eggs from the pot to the ice bath using a slotted spoon.
    Once they are cooled off, about 1 minute, remove and reserve until the sous vide water reaches temperature.
  • When you add the eggs to the 165°F water, it is naturally going to go down a few degrees. Don't worry, it doesn't take long to get back to 165°F. Set your timer for 60 minutes and go off and find something else to do.
  • As you get close to 60 minutes of cooking, fill the ice water bowl back up with cold tap water and have at the ready. When 60 minutes are up, carefully transfer the eggs from the sous vide container to the cold water bath.
  • Let the eggs cool for a couple of minutes and then transfer them to a storage container and store in the refrigerator until you need them. I used an empty egg carton that I market up saying Hard Boiled Eggs.

Notes

How long will they last? I have read on several reputable sites that 7 days is the max number of days you should keep them refrigerated. You may want to write the date you made them on the eggs so you know for sure. It is not recommended freezing hard boiled eggs.