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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to Cook a Perfectly Boiled Egg

We use boiled eggs in so many ways such as deviled eggs, egg salad, tuna fish salad, and potato salad!!   Eggs are the perfect little nutrition rich food!  Each egg has 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein and vitamins and minerals.   
Eggs should be cooked according to taste but never overdone!!   Cooked to a perfect yellow yolk never overcooked with that touch of greenish gray surrounding the yolk.    And it's easier than you think to have gorgeous boiled eggs each and every time!!  

How to cook the perfect boiled egg:

  1. Place eggs in single layer in saucepan.
  2. Cover with at least one inch of cold water over tops of shells.
  3. Cover pot with lid and bring to a full boil over medium heat.
  4. As soon as the water comes to a full boil, remove from heat and let stand.
  5. Large soft-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 1 to 4 minutes, depending on your tastes.
  6. Large hard-cooked eggs: let stand in hot water 15 to 17 minutes.
  7. When cooked to desired level, drain off hot water.
  8. Immediately cover with cold water and add a few ice cubes.
  9. Soft-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until cool enough to handle. Serve.
  10. Hard-cooked eggs: let stand in cold water until completely cooled. Use as needed.


  1. It took me SO long to learn this. Seriously. It wasn't until a couple of years ago when I read a blog post that I learned this way - and it's the best. Works like a charm. Every single time!

  2. I know there are a ton of tips on how to make the perfect hardboiled eggs but I've never heard of it this way. I usually just wing it. So I will have to give it a try! Thanks!


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