The Perfect Boiled Egg: How Long to Boil Eggs for the Perfect Yolk


Boiling eggs may seem like a simple task, but getting the perfect yolk can be tricky. The key is timing. To achieve the perfect boiled egg, it’s important to know how long to boil them. Here are some tips for boiling eggs:

  1. Start with room temperature eggs: This ensures that they cook evenly.
  2. Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water: Make sure there’s enough water to cover the eggs by about an inch.
  3. Bring the water to a boil: Once the water starts boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer.
  4. Set a timer: For soft-boiled eggs with a runny yolk, boil for 4-6 minutes. For medium-boiled eggs with a slightly runny yolk, boil for 7-8 minutes. For hard-boiled eggs with a fully cooked yolk, boil for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Drain and cool the eggs: Once the eggs are cooked, drain them and place them in a bowl of cold water to cool them down quickly. This will also make them easier to peel.

By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to boil eggs perfectly every time. So, go ahead and impress your friends and family with your egg-boiling skills!

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