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How to make Perfect Soft or Hard Boiled Eggs

How to make Perfect Soft or Hard Boiled Eggs

Love a nice hard-boiled egg? Or are you more of a fan of the soft, warm and runny EB yolk? We are going over some tips on how to perfectly prepare an EB boiled egg, soft or hard! You're probably thinking this is super easy and it is, which is why it's one of our favorite ways to prepare EB eggs. However, there's a big difference between a perfectly hard-cooked egg you'll pack in your lunch and the grayish or even green yolk, that was overcooked!

Follow along below for instructions and timing to get the perfect hard-cooked or soft-boiled EB egg every time!

Start by, you guessed it, filling a pot with water. You want to make sure it’s big enough to give your eggs room to breathe, and that they’re covered by at least an inch of water.

Bring it to a boil, then lower to a rapid simmer, and lower the eggs in gently.

Now, let’s talk about timing.

  • For soft-boiled eggs, cook 5 minutes for a very runny yolk or up to 7 minutes for a barely-set yolk.
  • For hard-cooked eggs, cook for approximately 12 minutes for a brightly colored yolk (9 minutes for medium eggs; 12 minutes for Large eggs; 15 minutes for extra-large eggs.)

After the time is up, there are various opinions on the best way to cool eggs.

We like to put them immediately into an ice bath, because if not the eggs will continue to cook even after removed from the heat.

And there you have it! How to make soft-boiled and hard-cooked EB eggs that make a nutritious addition to so many dishes such as toast or salads.

Garlic toast topped with arugula and a soft boiled EB egg

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