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Tips for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.

how to boil eggs

How to Boil Eggs:
Place cold eggs in a medium stainless steel pot and cover with cold water, filling 1″ over the surface of the eggs. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat uncovered.
Once at a boil, reduce heat to keep a medium boil then set a timer for your desired doneness.
Prepare your ice water bath and as soon as the timer is done, transfer eggs into ice water.
about Boil 8-9 minutes – fully hard-boiled eggs with firm, dry center

how to boil eggs

If you’ve boiled a batch of eggs that you are now finding difficult to peel, try cracking the shells all around without peeling them and soaking the eggs in water for a while. The water often seems to seep in enough under the shell to make the egg easier to peel.

how to boil eggs

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how to boil eggs

Tips for how to boil eggs so they come out perfectly every time.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to hard boil eggs
Servings: 6
Calories: 10kcal
Author: Luda huang

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs room temperature

Instructions

  • How to Boil Eggs:
  • Place cold eggs in a medium stainless steel pot and cover with cold water, filling 1″ over the surface of the eggs. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat uncovered.
  • Once at a boil, reduce heat to keep a medium boil then set a timer for your desired doneness.
  • Prepare your ice water bath and as soon as the timer is done, transfer eggs into ice water.
  • about Boil 8-10 minutes – fully hard-boiled eggs with firm, dry center

Notes

Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water may help keep egg whites from running out if an egg does crack while cooking.
find adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water helps prevent cracking as well as making the eggs easier to peel.

Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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