Cooking the perfect hard boiled egg can be tricky. Too little time and you’ll end up with a runny yolk, too much time and you’ll have a rubbery egg. To help you get the perfect hard boiled egg every time, we’ve put together this handy hard boiled egg time chart.
How Long to Boil an Egg
The amount of time it takes to boil an egg depends on how cooked you like your eggs. For a soft-boiled egg with a runny yolk, boil for 3 minutes. For a medium-boiled egg with a slightly firmer yolk, boil for 6 minutes. For a hard-boiled egg with a fully cooked yolk, boil for 10 minutes.
Adding Salt to the Water
Adding salt to the water when boiling eggs can help make them easier to peel once cooked. To do this, add 1 teaspoon of salt per quart of water before adding your eggs. This will help the shells separate from the whites and make peeling easier once cooled.
Cooling Your Eggs Quickly
Once your eggs are done boiling, it’s important to cool them quickly so they don’t overcook in the hot water. To do this, immediately transfer them to an ice bath and let them cool for 10 minutes before peeling and eating. This will ensure that your eggs are perfectly cooked every time.
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