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How to Boil an Egg Perfectly

By Edited Jan 14, 2016 0 1

It's amazing the different ways that man has found ways to cook an egg. To think that such simple food has many ways to cook. In this infobarrel you'll find the simple yet delicious ways to make more than just a scrambled egg. You'll learn exactly how to boil an egg perfectly. This is beneficial too because eggs are healthy and have a lot of vitamins.

Things You Will Need

Eggs
Water
Saucepan

Step 1

Putting the eggs in the saucepan and adding cold water until the water gets over the eggs. You want it to be higher because as the water gets hotter it will evaporate. It's a good idea to know if the egg you're planning to boil is going to be a hard-boiled egg or a soft boiled, because the preparation can be quite different.

Step 2

Place the pan on the stove and cook the eggs on medium heat until the water begins to boil then reduce the heat to low. Use a cover or lid so that they cook much quicker but be careful not to overcook your eggs. A lot of people recommend you actually do this, because it can take you a half hour to get them done perfectly if you don't.

Step 3

Let your eggs simmer for a good amount of time (around 10 minutes) for best results and taste. You want your boiled eggs to be perfect. Depending if you want hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs the time you leave them to simmer will vary.

For your soft-boiled just let them simmer for about 4-5 minutes. Anything under that time will be under-cook and we don't want that to happen.

Step 4

And Voila! Time to peel the eggs and eat them. Here you can also peel the eggs in a tricky way. What I like to do is roll the egg with a little pressure down, this way it will make a perfect crack through the center of the egg and just peeling the egg in two parts. Instead of having to peel little piece by little piece like I was taught by my parents.
You can also just make a little hole on the top and the bottom and blow through very hard, what it does is make it easier to peel the egg. I do this when the shell will stick to the egg.
However you choose to make your eggs, you always know that hard-boiled or soft-boiled is always an option besides the typical over-easy and scrambled way. Having eggs in the morning helps your body get the necessary vitamins and protein it needs for the rest of the day.

Tips & Warnings

Don't over cook your eggs because this can cause a green ring to appear. It's not going to affect the taste, but it will affect how much protein it contains.
Some people will put salt on the water to raise the boiling point, it's not recommended so you don't overcook the eggs.

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Comments

Aug 28, 2010 8:36am
Sookie
eggs are a great way to get protein. Great article!
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