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Can you re-boil a soft-boiled egg?

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Re-boiling a soft-boiled egg is fine as long as it has not been sitting out for over 2 hours. If it has been out for over 2 hours, there might be the possibility of bacteria contamination.

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Can you re-boil a soft-boiled egg?
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It is important to serve cooked eggs immediately because of the possibility of contamination from bacteria like salmonella. Such contamination can cause food poisoning.

Soft-boiled or cooked eggs should be re-boiled within 2 hours of boiling for the first time. To re-boil the eggs after more than 2 hours, refrigerate them first instead of letting them sit out. Then, take them out of the refrigerator and re-boil them, consuming them shortly thereafter.

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