How to Properly Boil an Egg

Published: 22nd February 2010
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Eggs are an excellent source of energy and vitamins. You can also eat it for breakfast or during snack time. They are filled with protein and only contain seventy calories so it is a good food to eat especially if you are in a diet. You can feast on them at any given time of the day.

It can also be mix in different kinds of dishes, eat them individually or utilize them as an ingredient in any bake dish. If you truly love eggs, whether as an ingredient in egg sandwiches, layered egg salads or poached eggs, then you need to learn how to properly boil them since it is the most basic way of cooking this tasty treat.


You have to use a big pot for this process especially if you are cooking more than one egg. The pot should also be considerably deep so that the water will not spill over when it boils. Check if the eggs will fit perfectly in the container and it should have a two inches space above.

You can choose to cover or not to cover the pot while you are boiling it. Place the eggs one by one in the pot and add cold H20. Remember to keep a space between the eggs and avoid stacking it since it will just compromise the quality of the product. It should also have one inch of H20 above it. Place the pot on the gas range and turn up the heat.

When you see big bubbles in the boiling H20, turn down slightly the heat. Uncover the pot in exactly ten minutes. You are not required to mix it at all. Do not leave the eggs on the hot water since it will be in danger of being overcooked.

After removing it from the pot, pour cold water over it. Repeat the process until the eggs cool down. The cold H20 will stop it from being overcooked with its own heat. Wait until it cools down before carefully removing the shell of the egg.

Fresher eggs are harder to peel off compared with older ones so choose the latter one if you want the best type of egg for boiling. Carefully knock its sides on any solid surface and then remove the shells. Wash it carefully to remove any unwanted residue like shells, dip it into some salt and enjoy!

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