Perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs are a staple of any brunch, breakfast, or lunch. But getting them just right can be tricky. Too little time in the pot and you’ll have runny eggs, too much and you’ll end up with rubbery whites and chalky yolks. To help you master the art of hard boiling eggs, we’ve put together this easy-to-follow time chart that will guarantee perfectly cooked eggs every time.
How to Prepare Your Eggs for Boiling
Before you start boiling your eggs, it’s important to make sure they are properly prepared. Start by selecting eggs that are no more than a week old; older eggs will be harder to peel after cooking. Place your eggs in a single layer in a pot and cover with cold water until it is at least an inch above the top of the eggs. This will ensure even cooking throughout the entire egg.
The Perfect Boiling Time
Once your eggs are ready to go, it’s time to start boiling them. Place the pot on the stove over medium-high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and set a timer for 8 minutes for soft boiled eggs or 12 minutes for hard boiled eggs. Once your timer goes off, immediately remove your pot from heat and transfer your eggs into an ice bath for 5 minutes before peeling.
The Benefits of Hard Boiled Eggs
Not only are hard boiled eggs delicious, but they also offer many health benefits. Hard boiled eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats, making them an ideal snack or meal addition for those looking to increase their protein intake without eating meat. They also contain essential vitamins such as A, B12, D, E, K and minerals such as iron and zinc which can help support overall health and wellbeing.
By following this easy-to-follow time chart you can master the art of hard boiling eggs in no time. With perfectly cooked whites and yolks every time you’ll be able to enjoy delicious hard boiled eggs that offer many health benefits too.
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