Boiling an egg seems like one of the most trivial things you can do around the kitchen. And still, when it comes to details, many people are at a loss about how long it takes to boil eggs for this or that purpose.
|Eggs with a runny yolk||1 minute after water boils|
|Eggs with medium soft yolk||3-4 minutes after water boils|
|Hard boiled eggs||7 minutes after water boils|
|Have any special tricks for boiling eggs? I’d love to hear them!|
Depending on your recipe of choice and what you are cooking there are several ways to boil eggs. Here’s a quick guide. If you’re boiling eggs for breakfast and you want the yolks runny, cook them on high for 1 minute after the water boils. If the eggs are large, add 30 seconds more or so.
Now, if you need your eggs solid for a salad or a cookout, boil them for at least 7 minutes after the water boils.
If you like your boiled eggs with a yolk slightly soft inside, but not too runny, the time it takes for them to get into this condition is about 3-4 minutes, depending on the egg size and the overall temperature your stove can produce. So, it might take a couple of tries for you to check your stove capabilities.
A little tip on how to make egg peeling easier: after they’re cooked, put them in very cold water for a couple of minutes. This way, when you’re peeling them, the whites won’t stick to the egg shell.
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