How to Boil Eggs in Different Styles?
A bad hard-boiled egg can ruin your breakfast. Have you had a complimentary hotel breakfast where you grab an egg from the breakfast buffet only to find out later that it’s overcooked – gray-green ring around the yolk. Yuck.
How long to boil eggs
Have you had a complimentary hotel breakfast where you grab an egg from the breakfast buffet only to find out later that it’s overcooked – gray-green ring around the yolk.
Make perfect hard boiled eggs with a creamy yolk, and beautiful egg white by using these tips so they come out perfect every time. Only 6-7 minutes to make.
. For soft-boiled eggs: 4 minutes
. For slightly soft-boiled eggs: 5 minutes
. For custardy yet firm soft-boiled eggs: 6 minutes
. For creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 minutes
. For firm yet still creamy hard-boiled eggs: 8 minutes
. For very firm hard boiled eggs: 9 minutes
Set a timer and don’t cook the eggs for more than the recommended time.
Tips to boil eggs
The perfect egg has no green ring around the yolk; the yolk is creamy and mellow; and if you want, you can stop short of the hard-boil and make them gooey soft-boiled instead.
Many people recommend different ways of cooking the perfect hard boil egg. Some suggest removing the saucepan with the eggs from the heat once the water starts boiling and to let them sit for about 15 minutes. I even found one recipe where the author recommended baking the eggs in the oven for 30 minutes. That’s a lot of time for me. You can cook a whole meal for that amount of time.
You can also cook eggs in the Instant Pot and cook them for only 5 minutes.
After boiling the eggs and cooling them in ice-cold water, gently crack the shell and roll them on the counter. The shell will fall off easily.
If you notice that some eggs are hard to peel, crack them all around without peeling them and place them under a little bit of running water or soak them in a bowl with water for a while. The water penetrates under the shell and makes it easier to peel.
How To Make a Soft Boiled Egg - Step-by-Step Recipe
1. Place eggs in the bottom of a saucepan. Be sure not to crowd the eggs in the pan. They should fit comfortably.
2. Fill the pan with cold water, 1 inch above the eggs.
3. Bring the water to a rapid boil on the stovetop over high heat.
4. Once the water comes to a boil, cover the pan with a lid and remove the pan from the heat. Do not lift the lid. Set a timer for the type of boiled egg you want, from 4 minutes to 12 minutes.
5. Fill a large bowl with ice and water.
6. When the eggs reach the desired cooking time, use tongs to remove the eggs from the hot water and immerse gently into the prepared ice water to cool, about 10 minutes.
How to boil egg in microwave
Basic microwaved eggs are a quick and easy alternative to getting out a skillet pan. In just a couple of minutes you can enjoy your eggs soft or hard boiled.
Spray microwave-safe container (e.g. mug, ramekin, or egg cooker) with cooking spray or wipe lightly with vegetable oil. Sprinkle a few grains of salt into bottom of container (salt attracts microwave energy and helps to cook egg evenly).
Find a bowl big enough to submerge an egg fill with water. Microwave for 3 minutes. Using a safety pin or thumbtack, prick the bottom of the egg or else it will explode.
For Soft Boiled Egg: Microwave on High (100% power) for 30 seconds, or on Medium (50% power) for 50 seconds. Let stand for 30 seconds before removing plastic wrap or lid. If still undercooked, turn egg over in container, cover, and microwave for another 10 seconds, or until cooked as desired.
For Hard Boiled Egg: Microwave on High (100% power) for 40 seconds. Let stand for 30 seconds before removing plastic wrap or lid. If still undercooked, turn egg over in container, cover, and microwave for another 10 seconds, or until cooked as desired.
Put the egg in the bowl of hot water, cover with a plate and microwave for 4 minutes at 50%. Leave in the water for an additional 2-3 minutes when do microwaving before peeling.
Cooking times will vary depending on microwave oven cavity-size, wattage and desired consistency of yolk. Times provided are for a 1000-watt microwave oven. Increase time slightly for lower wattage; decrease for higher wattage. Start with shortest time and increase in 10 second intervals. Note the time that works best for your microwave oven.
Cooking times will vary if more than one egg is cooked at a time.
Times given are for a large egg.
When cooking eggs in the microwave, always use a microwave-safe container (e.g. glass, ceramic or microwave-safe plastic) and pierce yolk and white several times or whisk before cooking.
Never cook an egg in its shell in the microwave; it will explode.
Do you put eggs in hot or cold water to boil?
Don’t place the cold eggs from the fridge in the hot water on the stove. Place the eggs in cold water and then turn on the cooktop. If an egg has a crack, you can add a little bit of vinegar to the pot. It will help to congeal the egg white if it starts to leak out from the shell.
Place the eggs in cold water and then turn on the cooktop.
If an egg has a crack, you can add a little bit of vinegar to the pot. It will help to congeal the egg white if it starts to leak out from the shell.
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