Cooking eggs in boiling water, without the shell.

So I cooked 2 eggs for 2 minutes in boiling water. The out side was white but the inside yolk still runny. Is it safe to eat? Or do I put them back in for 2 more minutes?
Clarification: I removed the shell before putting the egg in the boiling water.

  • Posted by: Nathan
  • February 1, 2019


Nathan February 2, 2019
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Gammy February 1, 2019
Nathan you just cooked a basic poached egg! Yes, safe to eat, try them on a piece of toast of English Muffin. A better strategy would be to cook the eggs in simmering, not boiling water. Typically you want the whites somewhat solid, but not rubbery like a hard cooked egg and the yolks runny. If you want the whites a little more solid than that, cook a bit longer, say 10-15 seconds. Some cooks add a tablespoon of white vinegar to help the whites keep their shape.
HalfPint February 1, 2019
Yes, safe to eat, unless you have health issues that advises you against eating raw egg yolk. You've essentially poached an egg in boiling water. If you cook it longer, the whites will get tough and rubbery which is not pleasant.
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