• How Long To Boil an Egg

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    How Long To Boil an Egg
    Cook: 15-20 min Servings: 1
    by Pamela Orbin
    23 recipes
    Once you get the knack there's nothing to it.


    • 1- Egg or as many as you like.


    1. Boiling eggs can be challenging for many novices. If you desire a correctly prepared soft boiled egg then don’t boil them right from the refrigerator. Immerse the eggs in warm water for a minute prior to cooking.
    2. There could well be an art form to creating soft boiled eggs. Many folks won’t eat them if they are too runny or too hard. Therefore it may take some persistence to end up cooking them flawlessly. Soft boiled eggs are dished up in the classic egg cups that maintain the dripping egg yolk in its appropriate place. To produce a flawlessly cooked soft boiled egg adhere to these guidelines:
    3. 1. Boil water.
    4. 2. When the water is boiling briskly, place the eggs in the submerged water.
    5. 3. Set the timer to just 3 minutes; don’t overcook! For a larger egg cook it may be 3-5 minutes.
    6. 4. Remove eggs from the boiling water and put them under cool running water for 30-45 seconds to stop the cooking process.
    7. After the eggs are cooled off, you are able to scoop out the soft boiled interior and use on toasted bread or anything you prefer.
    8. Hard boiled eggs aren’t that difficult to make either, however, there are sufficient differences with regards to the appropriate way to boil an egg. Hard-boiled eggs are among the most popular ways to cook eggs. Many folks have them just about every day as part of their breakfast meal for a fantastic protein build up to begin the morning. Hard boiled eggs are usually wonderful to have readily available for quick snacks, lunches, side dishes, and garnishes. A hard cooked egg can, without danger, be under refrigeration for approximately 1 week. To create a flawlessly cooked hard boiled egg carry out these directions:
    9. 1. Take a pot and place the eggs into it.
    10. 2. Cover the eggs with cold water.
    11. 3. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water.
    12. 4. Cover and bring to the boiling point.
    13. 5. Switch off the heat and let them sit in the water for 15 minutes.
    14. 6. Remove the eggs and run them under cold water for one minute.
    15. Peel and eat when they are cool enough to handle. The perfect hard boiled egg has a tender white, and a yolk properly set. If a boiled egg is overcooked, a greenish ring sometimes appears around egg yolk.
    16. A hard boiled egg is loaded with various vitamins like B12 and riboflavin and minerals like magnesium and calcium. However, the unhealthy part is the fact that boiled eggs are rich in saturated fat and cholesterol. Consequently, eggs really should only be eaten in reasonably limited quantities according to your own nutritional needs.

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    • Amos Miller
      Amos Miller
      Pamela - I happened across this posting and reviewed it. You nailed it for any person, however new to the kitchen. Very well and clearly done, and great direction to the beginner.
      • Deborah Goldenstein
        Deborah Goldenstein
        Yum...easy & perfect for soft & hard. But why the salt for soft boiled?
        • Janet Jones
          Janet Jones
          Makes for easier peeling.


        • ShaleeDP
          Cooking egg is one of the basic things that any person who wants to cook to learn. It looks easy, but some stil cannot get it right.
          • Stephanie
            I always boil them too long lol. What does adding the salt do for the eggs?
            • Janet Jones
              Janet Jones
              5 eggs,place in pan, cold water to cover, salt. Bring to boil for 12 min's. salt makes easier peeling. Shut off heat after 12 min's.

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