How to boil eggs

How to boil eggs

Do you know how to boil perfect hard or soft boiled eggs? A range of factors can affect the end result so follow this tutorial to crack the secret to better boiled eggs every time.

 

First of all, remove desired number of eggs from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. If you put eggs into the hot water directly from refrigerator, eggs may crack immediately.

The temperature of the egg at the start of the cooking process will affect the cooking time. An egg that is at room temperature at the start of the cooking process will require about 1 minute less cooking time for each time listed bellow.

Soft boiled eggs

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil over medium-high heat (the water should be deep enough to cover eggs by 1cm when you add them). Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, lower eggs into water and simmer for the time required to achieve your desired firmness.
  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes. 
  4. Drain the hot water and run eggs under cold water until cool enough to handle.

 

Medium boiled eggs

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil over medium-high heat (the water should be deep enough to cover eggs by 1cm when you add them). Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, lower eggs into water and simmer for the time required to achieve your desired firmness.
  3. Cook for 8-9 minutes. 
  4. Drain the hot water and run eggs under cold water until cool enough to handle.

 

Hard boiled eggs

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil over medium-high heat (the water should be deep enough to cover eggs by 1cm when you add them). Reduce heat to a simmer.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, lower eggs into water and simmer for the time required to achieve your desired firmness.
  3. Cook for 11-12 minutes. 
  4. Drain the hot water and run eggs under cold water until cool enough to handle.

 

Few tricks How to peel eggs easily:

  • Adding vinegar or baking soda to the water when boiling the eggs may make them even easier to peel.
  • You can put your cooked egg into a small glass with a little bit of water. Cover the top of the glass with your hand, and then, over the sink, shake it. The eggshell will take on dozens of tiny cracks all over, and the shell will slip right off.
  • You can also use plastic container. Add eggs, some water, close it and shake.
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