A perfectly cooked egg is no doubt a must-have on our breakfast tables for most of us and one of the most popular ways to cook an egg for your breakfast is boiling it. There are three ways to have a perfectly boiled egg for your breakfast which you can choose from according to your liking and your idea of a perfectly boiled egg.
First of all, you need the following in order to boil an egg;
Soft Boiled Egg (2 minutes)
If you like your boiled egg with a soft, liquid-like yolk; you only need to follow these instructions.
Fill the pot with water and make you sure you filled it enough for the water to cover the egg all when you put it in the pot. Wait for the water to boil and once it starts to boil, drop your egg in the water slowly. Wait for the water to start to boil again. When the water starts to boil again, wait for 2 minutes for your egg to cook. After waiting for two minutes, take the pot from the stove. Empty the hot water from the pot yet make sure your egg stays in the pot while you are doing so. Fill the pot with water again to cool your egg. Repeat this progress until your egg cools off. Now your soft boiled egg is ready.
Medium Boiled Egg (6 minutes)
If you enjoy your boiled egg with a slightly more cooked, a bit more solid yolk; follow these instructions to cook your medium boiled egg.
Fill the pot with water enough to make sure the water would cover the egg all when you put the egg in the water. Wait for the water to boil and when it starts to boil, slowly drop your egg into the pot. Wait for the water to boil again and once it starts to boil properly, wait for your egg to cook for 6 minutes. When your egg is cooked for 6 minutes, take the pot from the stove and cool your egg with water using your pot.
Hard Boiled Egg (12 minutes)
If your favorite egg for your breakfast is an hard boiled egg with a fully cooked and solid yolk, these instructions will make it easy for you to have your perfectly boiled egg.
Fill the pot with water and make sure there is enough water in the pot to cover your egg all when you put it in the pot. Wait for the water to boil and once it starts to boil, slowly drop your egg into the pot. Now that the egg is in the pot, you need to wait for the water to start to boil again. When the water starts to boil once again, wait for your egg to cook for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes of boiling, you can take the pot from the stove and cool your egg with fresh water.
Avoiding Cracking the Egg While Boiling
If your egg cracks accidentally while it is being boiled, you might not be able to get the required results for a perfectly boiled egg for your breakfast. In order to avoid cracking the egg; the eggs are should be in room temperature and should be boiled with medium fire on your stove. When you start to boil an egg right after taking it from the fridge, it usually cracks while boiling.
From left to right: Soft, medium and hard boiled eggs.
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