How To Dice Hard Boiled Eggs


Have you ever seen hard boiled eggs diced into those perfect little cubes and wondered how they did that? It’s really easy to do as long as you have a wire egg slicer. I’m generally not a fan of single-purpose gadgets in the kitchen, but this one makes the cut.

Start by cutting perpendicular to the long axis, the way you would if you were just going to do slices.


Holding everything together, turn the egg a quarter turn and slice again.


One more quarter turn — it’s going to be really hard to hold it all together now.


And that’s it.


  1. I agree that wire egg slicers are worth it. Perfect for egg salad. Have you found any other uses for them though?

  2. One other thing: mushrooms. The little white button ones, not Portabella obviously. You just have to make sure you trim the tough, dried out end of the stem first or you can pop the wire out of the frame. (Don’t ask how I know this.)

    Oh, and you can do strawberries, too, but I find them easy enough to do by hand.

  3. I do my eggs like that too..great for sprinkling on top of a salad. I also use it to slice my mozzerella balls>

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great for slicing fresh mozzarella or bocconcini.

  5. Ooh, that’s a good one. I’ve always hated trying to shred mozzarella. It sticks to the shredder. I’ll have to give that a try.

    • Drew, you need to semi-freeze the mozzarella before you shred, it w0n’t stick anymore. The same trick can be used for cuttingreally thin slices of meat for different dishes.

      The egg slicer is really not a single use tool: you guys already mentioned mushrooms and straberries – of course you can slice them by hand but when using for decoration the even slices look much better – and mozzarella,but also created single butter servings, slice and dice cooked carrot for different salads or decoration, same for cucumber, etc. I also bought my egg-slicer with more than one feature – it slices, it wedges and it pricks.

  6. Oh wow, I never thought of dicing eggs on the egg slicer! I’ve got one and I’ve sliced eggs on it loads of times. Such a simple tip but a great time-saving one too. Your photos are great. Thanks!

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