how to boil eggs

how to boil eggs
Boiling eggs is very simple and you need following things to boil an egg.

How To Boil Eggs Perfectly Every Time

Makes six eggs

What You Need

Ingredients
six large eggs, cold from the fridge
Cold water
Ice
Equipment
Saucepan
Timer [Mobile phone has Timer]
Slotted spoon
Bowl

Instructions

  1. Put the eggs in a pan of cold water or Boiled Water: Place six cold eggs in a saucepan and fill with cold water or boiled water, covering the eggs by an inch so eggs should be completely covered in water level.
  2. Bring the water to a boiling point: Set the pan over high heat and bring the water to a boil, uncovered. The water should come to a full, rolling boil.
  3. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. As soon as the water comes to a boil, remove the pan from heat and cover the pan. Don't forget about the pan on the stove and let the eggs boil for too long or they will over cook!
  4. Set your timer for the desired time: Leave the eggs in the covered pan for the right amount of time. How long? Depends on whether you want soft-boiled or hard-boiled eggs. Here's how long each will take:
    • For runny soft-boiled eggs (barely set whites): Almost 3 minutes
    • For slightly runny soft-boiled eggs: Almost 4 minutes
    • For custard yet firm soft-boiled eggs: Almost 6 minutes
    • For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: Almost 10 minutes
    • For very firm hard-boiled eggs: Almost 15 minutes
  5. Tap the cooked eggs gently. After your selected time is up, remove the cooked eggs from the pan with a slotted spoon and tap each gently on the countertop to crack the shell in a few places. Skip this step if your eggs are very soft-boiled with runny yolks or if you're planning to dye your eggs for Easter.
  6. Place the eggs in a bowl of ice water. Fill a bowl with ice water. Transfer the eggs to the bowl and leave them there for at least 1 minute.
  7. Peel and eat! When ready to eat, peel the egg and enjoy.

Recipe Notes












  • Quantity: You can of course do fewer eggs (or more) but we like to do six at once.
  • Storage: Refrigerate any unused eggs, still in their shells, within two hours. They can be stored in the fridge for up to one week.