How to Boil Eggs Perfectly: A Simple Guide for Consistent Results

Steps to Boil Eggs Perfectly:

Room Temperature Eggs: Start with eggs that are at room temperature. This helps to prevent the shells from cracking due to a sudden change in temperature when they hit the hot water.

Boiling Water: Fill a pot with enough water to cover the eggs completely. Bring the water to a full boil over high heat.

Adding the Eggs: Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low (just enough to maintain a simmer) and use a spoon or ladle to gently lower the eggs into the water. This prevents the eggs from bouncing and cracking.

Cooking Time:

For soft-boiled eggs: Cook for about 4-6 minutes.
For medium-boiled eggs: Cook for about 6-9 minutes.
For hard-boiled eggs: Cook for about 10-12 minutes.
Adjust the time slightly depending on the size of the eggs and your altitude, which can affect cooking.

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