Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs are great for Deviled Eggs or Egg Salad. You’d never know it, but Sous Vide is a wonderful way to hard-boil eggs.
I’ll share the precise temperature and cook time for perfect hard-boiled eggs. They cook beautifully and peel like a dream. SO easy!
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I recommend the Joule Sous Vide appliance if you’re new to sous vide cooking.
It has a fantastic app that you can download that will help guide you through the cooking process for pretty much anything you’d like to cook.
You set the temperature and cook time within the app then your food will be cooked precisely at temperature until the app tells you that your food is cooked.
After your food is cooked, you can leave it for up to 2 hours in most cases and your food will still be perfect.
You will also need a sous vide container or a large stockpot to use as a cooking vessel.
I always use a large stockpot because I like to buy things that pull double-duty in my kitchen.
I don’t have a lot of space to store items that I won’t use very often.
Whichever container you choose, be sure to put your container on a heat-proof surface because it will get hot while your food is cooking.
Key to Success #1 – Set Up Your Sous Vide Cooker
I have a Joule sous vide cooker and it has been really great.
It has an app that makes cooking sous vide super easy because it guides you step-by-step.
It’s hard to make a misstep with this gizmo in your corner.
With my Joule, I like to use a large stainless steel stockpot with my Joule because I feel like it’s more versatile than the plastic sous vide bins that they sell these days.
I don’t know about you but I never have enough space in my kitchen so items that do multiple jobs are highly favored.
Key to Success #2 – Wait Until The Water is Hot
Sous vide cooking is a gentle cooking method.
You cook your food at a lower temperature than normal for a longer period of time.
It’s definitely not speed cooking around here but it’s worth the wait.
One of the important things to keep in mind when sous vide cooking is that many foods should be added to the sous vide water bath AFTER the water has reached the precise cooking temperature.
This is true of hard-boiled eggs.
Once your water reaches 194 degrees F – not 195 degrees! – it’s time to add your food.
Gently, gently lower your eggs into the water.
You can put the eggs into a plastic bag before adding them to the water if you’d prefer to do so.
The recipe will work as written whether or not you put the eggs into a bag first.
Key to Success #3 – Treat the Eggs to an Ice Bath
After the eggs have cooked for exactly 20 minutes, remove them from the sous vide cooker and place them directly into an ice water bath.
I fill a large plastic bowl with ice and water then use a slotted spoon to carefully lift the eggs from the sous vide cooker and gently slide them into the ice bath.
Once they cool completely, they’re ready to peel.
And let me tell you – they peel perfectly!
They all turn out so pretty and smooth.
Just try it, you’ll see.
I like to run my eggs under the water faucet while I’m peeling them.
Just knock them on the counter a few times to crack the shell all the way around.
Then start at the small end and peel the shell off then rinse the egg under the faucet. Easy!
Just look at that beautiful yellow yolk on those eggs! They turned out perfectly cooked.
Save this Sous Vide Hard-Boiled Eggs recipe to your favorite Sous Vide board!
- 4-12 large eggs
- Fill stockpot or sous vide container with enough water to cover your eggs. Place on a heat-proof surface and add an immersion circulator.
- Heat water to 194 degrees F.
- When water is heated, carefully lower the eggs into the water.
- Cook for 20 minutes then remove eggs and immediately place in an ice-water bath to cool completely.
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For Joule, Holds itself Open (Patented) Use Both Hands to Manage Food: Fits Up To 11" Pot, No Special Container Needed, Silicone
Breville Joule Sous Vide, 1100 Watts, White Body, Stainless Steel Cap & Base
Cooks Standard Classic stockpot, 20 Quart, Stainless Steel
Oggi Stainless Steel Expandable Trivet with Rubber Feet, Expands from 5-1/2 to 28-Inch
Rubbermaid Commercial Products Plastic Space Saving Square Food Storage Container For Kitchen/Sous Vide/Food Prep, 12 Quart, Clear (FG631200CLR)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g