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How to Cook a Perfectly Boiled Egg

Cook a perfectly boiled egg every time
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Hard Boiled eggs, Perfectly Boiled Egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Evelyn


  • Eggs


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