Definition of hard-cooked in US English:

hard-cooked

adjective

North American
  • another term for hard-boiled (sense 1)
    • ‘A Mediterranean medley of steamed baby artichokes, tiny hard-cooked quail eggs, and fresh, lemon is an appealing accompaniment.’
    • ‘However, they are not made from cornmeal but are basically a rice-flour preparation with the addition of crushed peanuts, chicken, pork, hard-cooked egg, and seasonings wrapped in banana leaves and boiled.’
    • ‘With a rubber spatula, press 1 chopped hard-cooked egg through a wire sieve onto cucumbers.’
    • ‘Hand-chopped chicken livers, schmaltz (chicken fat), sautéed onions and hard-cooked eggs - it's the benchmark to which all others should aspire.’
    • ‘There were pigs' feet and hard-cooked eggs prepared with sweet vinegar, ginger, and peanuts.’

Pronunciation

hard-cooked

/ˌhärdˈko͝okt/