How To Boil Eggs

May 30, 2018
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Photo by Luna Regina
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Let’s learn how to boil eggs the right way today. From soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs, we have them all.

Obviously, you can’t just put eggs in a pot of water and let them boil vigorously while you walk away to get some snacks. Eggs are fragile; they need attention, and you are going to give them lots.

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What You'll Need
  • 6 medium chicken eggs
  • Ice water
  1. Put fresh eggs in a large bowl of ice water, make sure they are fully submerged. This very first step is aimed for easier egg’s shell peeling later. Fish them out after 5 minutes.
  2. Carefully place these eggs in a pot. Fill them out with water and bring to a full boil. There’s no need to put the lid on.
  3. Turn off the cooker right after boiling and hit start on the timer.
  4. Note down these following numbers for each type of yolk’s solidity: Scoop them out one at a time in succession, based on the timing order above. A smartphone’s timer is all you need.
  5. Peel the whole eggs and cut in halves, or cut them in small pieces all you want for different purposes.

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2 Reviews

Rebecca K. April 21, 2019
But what were the times?
Karen B. March 28, 2021
Hi there! I came upon this 2 years probably too late (so sorry!) I was wondering the same thing--but, I found the times swiping through the pics above!