For Perfectly Boiled Eggs, This Guide Is All You Need

Eggs make for delicious and popular meals in my home. They please the diners and are an easy meal for the household chef to prepare after a long day. Everyone likes them a little different. Many people prefer a runny egg, others like theirs creamy, and I enjoy them firm. Here is the secret to making your eggs perfectly every single time.

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TIP: Before you begin cooking the eggs, prick each one with an egg pricker or needle. This allows air out to ensure the eggshells don’t crack.

1. Place the eggs in a saucepan with cold water.


Place 6 eggs in a saucepan filled with cold water. The water should cover the eggs by an inch (2.5 cm).

2. Set to a high heat.

3. Bring the water to a boil.


Leaving your saucepan uncovered, bring the water to a full rolling boil.

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4. Turn the heat off and cover the pan.


As soon as the water has come to a boil switch off the heat. If you have an electric stovetop, remove the pan from the burner.

5. Set a timer.


The amount of time you boil your eggs depends on whether you want soft or hard-boiled eggs.


Boil for 4 minutes for slightly runny soft-boiled eggs.


Boil for 6 minutes for custardy yet firm soft-boiled eggs.


Boil for 10 minutes for firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs.

6. Gently tap the cooked eggs.


When the time is up, use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the pan. Gently tap each egg on the countertop, cracking the shell in several places.

7. Place your eggs in a bowl of iced water.


Fill a bowl with ice cold water. Place the eggs in the water, letting them sit for at least one minute.

8. Peel and eat.


Refrigerate any uneaten eggs within 2 hours. You can keep the eggs in the fridge for up to a week.
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Image credits: Leela Cyd
Source: BabaMail
H/T: thekitchn.com

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