How to boil eggs?
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Boiling eggs might be easy, but theres a science to doing it right. Heres how:

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Boiling eggs is a simple process, but its easy to mess up. The good news is that boiling eggs is a skill you can easily learn. And once youve got it down, boiling eggs will be your go-to method for cooking hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs (though there are also other methods that you can try).

In this article, well teach you how to boil eggs in the most efficient way possible so that they come out perfectly every time.

Start with eggs out of the fridge.

The first step to boiling eggs is to start with room-temperature eggs. This is because the egg membrane that holds the white in place and keeps it from spreading out too far during cooking. When you put cold eggs into boiling water, the membrane can tear, causing the egg whites to spread out into a flat disk rather than keep their shape as an oval. So definitely take your eggs out of the fridge before you start cooking them!

Make sure your eggs are in a single layer at the bottom of your pot.

When youre boiling eggs, make sure theyre not touching each other in the pot. This is because if they do, the ones at the bottom will have a tendency to stick to those around them. To avoid this, make sure that you place your eggs in a single layer on top of one another—they should be in a circular formation on their sides with none touching or overlapping.

Make sure theres enough water in your pot! The eggshell has an air pocket inside it (this helps keep it from cracking when boiled), so if you dont have enough water covering your eggs, then parts of them will be exposed to air instead of being submerged under water and thus could potentially crack when placed under pressure later on when cooking time begins. If too much water boils off during cooking time due to evaporation or just plain old boiling away (as happens with pasta), add more!

Cover the eggs with just enough water to submerge them.

Youll want to cover the eggs with just enough water to submerge them. If theres not enough water, theyll crack. If theres too much water, they wont be submerged and will float instead of cooking evenly.

Keep your burner at medium heat.

You dont want to boil your egg over high heat or low heat. You also dont want to boil it in the microwave, on the stove, or in the oven. If you do any of these things, your egg will be ruined. The only way to cook an egg properly is by boiling it on medium heat for one hour and forty-five minutes exactly (no more and no less).

Once boiling, set a timer for 4 minutes.

Youve got your timer or spoon, and youre ready to go. While the eggs are boiling, fill a bowl with ice water so that they can stop cooking as soon as theyre done.

Once the timer goes off, use tongs to remove each egg from the pot—a lot of people like to take out their eggs with a slotted spoon instead—and place them in the ice water bath. This will stop them from cooking any further and allow them to keep their shape while cooling down.

Take the eggs off the stove and put them in an ice bath until they are cooled.

  • Take the eggs out of the pot.
  • Put them in an ice bath until they are cooled. This can be done by simply putting them in a bowl and adding enough ice water to cover them, or by running cold water over the tops of the eggs for several minutes.
  • Let sit in the ice water until they have cooled completely; approximately 10 minutes for hard-boiled eggs, 20-25 minutes for soft-boiled eggs (if youre using older eggs).
  • Remove from ice bath when done (you should see white around your yolk). Peel and enjoy!

Crack and peel under cold running water.

Crack and peel under cold running water.

The water will help remove the shell, keep it from sticking to the egg, keep it from cracking and drying out.

Boiling eggs may seem easy but theres a science to it.

Boiling eggs :

  • is a science.
  • is an art.
  • is a skill.
  • is a talent.
  • is a gift, and youre blessed enough to be able to do it!


Boiling eggs may seem easy but theres a science to it. The first thing you should do is make sure your eggs are out of the fridge so theyre at room temperature when you start cooking them. Then add just enough water to cover them, keeping in mind that too much liquid will cause the shells to crack during cooking time. After bringing this mixture up to a boil, set your timer for four minutes before removing from heat and cooling off in an ice bath until ready for peeling.

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