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Knowing how to make hard boiled eggs is essential.
They make the perfect snack, breakfast or a great addition to a salad!
Making eggs isn’t always as easy as people make it seem.
I love eggs, sunny-side up, over medium, or boiled.
When I make hard or soft boiled eggs it’s kind of like blind cooking, you can’t see if the whites are set or if the yolk is still runny.
So here is my fool-proof, easy to peel, how-to with fully cooked whites and soft yolks.
All you need is a small pot of water, a timer and a bowl with ice cubes and water.
The most important step is to bring the water to a boil and then adding the egg.
Otherwise you will never know how long the eggs have been cooking.
And the smaller your pot, the quicker it will come up to a boil!
Depending on your yolk preference the appropriate time is set.
Since the size of each egg is slightly different, the outcome is not always identical.
And as they say practice makes perfect!
Get a medium sized pot with a lid
Get a pot with water and bring it up to a boil.
While the water comes up to a boil, remove your eggs from the refrigerator so they adjust to room temperature.
Once the water is at a rolling boil, carefully add in the eggs to the water one at a time using a slotted spoon and allow it to boil (uncovered) for about 30 seconds.
Next, lower the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 6-11 minutes.
Depending on how well you want the yolk to be cooked. The temperature of the water should be 180°F-200°F.
Soft boiled eggs should be simmered for 6-7 minutes.
Medium boiled eggs should be simmered for 8-9 minutes (pictured).
Hard boiled eggs should be simmered for 10-11 minutes.
Get a Large Bowl with Ice Water Ready
Peel & Store