How do you make a perfect soft boiled egg?

Bring the water up to a boil, then lower it to a rapid simmer. Add the eggs to the pot, and then begin timing. If you're just cooking one or two eggs, five minutes is perfect for a runny yolk, or cook as long as seven minutes for a more firmly set, but still spoonable, yolk.
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How long does it take to boil an egg?

Once the water has begun to boil, reduce the heat down to simmer and remove the lid. This is where the size of the egg becomes important. For hard-boiled eggs, medium eggs should be left in the simmering water for 11 minutes, 12 minutes for large eggs, and 13 minutes for jumbo eggs.
  • How do you boil an egg?

    Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water and peel.
  • How long does it take to boil 12 eggs?

    Set 12 eggs or as many as you desire (in a single layer) into a large saucepan. Fill pot with water to completely cover the eggs at least 1 inch above eggs and turn heat to high. Bring water to a boil, takes approximately 15 minutes. As soon as eggs start to boil, let boil for 10-12 minutes (I do 11 minutes).
  • How can you tell if an egg is boiled?

    There's a very easy way to check, one that I always use when I don't know if an egg is boiled or not: Simply put the egg on a flat surface and spin it fast. If it's boiled, it will continue spinning, otherwise it will stop in 1-2 seconds.
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Can you overcook a hard boiled egg?

Avid Food Network watcher. By the time your hard boiled egg develops this greenish ring around the yolk, you've over boiled them. While still edible, over boiled eggs tend to have a slightly sulfuric taste to them, which some people find unappealing.
  • Are overcooked hard boiled eggs safe to eat?

    Iron sulfide has a greenish, gray coloring, hence the green/gray tinge around the yolk of a hard-boiled egg. And if you're wondering, aside from not being terribly aesthetically pleasing, it is perfectly safe to eat this green part of the yolk.
  • How do I cook hard boiled eggs?

    Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, remove from the heat and set aside 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, cool in ice water and peel.
  • Can you overcook a hard boiled egg?

    Avid Food Network watcher. By the time your hard boiled egg develops this greenish ring around the yolk, you've over boiled them. While still edible, over boiled eggs tend to have a slightly sulfuric taste to them, which some people find unappealing.
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How do you hard boil eggs so they peel easily?

Place the pan over high heat until it reaches a boil. Turn off heat, cover and let it sit for 13 minutes. After exactly 13 minutes, remove the eggs from the pan and place them in an ice-water bath and let them cool for five minutes. Carefully crack the eggs shells (making sure the majority of the shell is cracked).
  • How do you get boiled eggs to peel easily?

    Salt in water to boil the eggs. When they are done boiling I drain off hot water and run cold water over them until the eggs get cold. Crack each egg against kettle just enough to make a few cracks in shell. Let eggs sit in cold water about 10 minutes and peels usually peel off fairly easy.
  • Why do you put salt in the water when boiling eggs?

    The most common reason to add salt to water when hard boiling an egg is to the increase the temperature of the water for better cooking. Evidence also suggests that salted water prevents an egg from cracking.
  • How do you steam hard boiled eggs?

    Add 1 inch of water to a large pot. Place steamer insert inside, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add eggs to steamer basket, cover, and continue cooking, 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 12 minutes for hard-boiled.

Updated: 16th October 2019

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