How to Boil Hard Eggs

How to Boil Hard Eggs

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15 m
Calories: 155
2 people

The boiled egg is a basic and versatile dish that has been appreciated since ancient times. In history, the egg has been considered a symbol of fertility and rebirth, and has been a staple in the human diet for thousands of years.

In the kitchen, the boiled egg is a simple but delicious dish that can be prepared in many different ways. It can be served as a main dish or as a side, and can be cooked in various ways, from boiled to poached.

There are some important tips to keep in mind when preparing hard-boiled eggs. We leave them all at the end of this post so as not to waste your time and let you start preparing your eggs right away.

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to cook boiled eggs in a simple and delicious way. You will learn how to control the cooking to get hard-boiled eggs to your liking. And you'll learn to make a basic but effective dish that will help you make the most of your eggs. Keep reading to find out how!

In addition, we have many other ways to prepare eggs, recipes with videos that I leave here in case you want to learn a few more ways: Poached Eggs, Mollet Eggs, Hard-Boiled Egg in Microwave, or a video where we teach you to make super fun Recipes for Kids with hard-boiled egg. And here you can see dozens of egg recipes in case you still want more.

Ingredients for How to Boil Hard Eggs for 2 people

  • 4 fresh eggs
  • Water
  • Salt, optional

How to make the recipe How to Boil Hard Eggs

  1. Fill the pot with water and set it to heat over medium-high heat. If you wish, you can add a pinch of salt to the water for flavor.
  2. Once the water is boiling, use a spoon or spatula to carefully place the eggs in the water without breaking their shell. Make sure the eggs are not cracked before putting them in the pot.
  3. Depending on how you want your eggs to be, you should leave them for more or less minutes: If you want the white to cook and the yolk is still liquid, leave them for 5 minutes. However, if you want the yolk to be half-done, neither liquid nor totally hard, leave them for 8 minutes. And if you want the whole egg to be completely cooked and hard, leave it for 11 minutes.
  4. While the eggs are cooking, place a colander in the sink
  5. Once the hard-boiled eggs are cooked, carefully place them in the colander to drain the hot water.
  6. Allow the eggs to cool for a few minutes and then you will have to peel them to remove the shell.
  7. You can now enjoy your cooked hard-boiled eggs! Now here are some tips for perfect egg cooking:

Notes and Tips

Here I give you some tips and tricks to prepare perfectly hard-boiled eggs:

  1. Choose fresh eggs: as I mentioned before, fresh eggs are less likely to break and have a higher and firmer yolk.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat keeping the water boiling: if you cook over excessively high heat, it is more likely that the eggs will move too much and break. Cooking over medium-high heat will help prevent this from happening.
  3. Use a kitchen thermometer: if you want to be very precise with your egg cooking, you can use a kitchen thermometer to measure the water temperature. The ideal temperature for boiling eggs is 165.2°F, and medium-cooked eggs will be ready at 145.4-149°F.
  4. Cool eggs quickly: Once cooked, if you don't want the yolk to be excessively hard, eggs should be cooled quickly to prevent them from continuing to cook. You can do this by submerging the cooked eggs in cold water for a few minutes.
  5. Don't peel the eggs before storing them: If you're not going to use them immediately, it's best not to peel the eggs before storing them. The shell helps to seal the egg and keeps it fresh for a longer period of time.
  6. You can cook several eggs at once: if you're going to cook several eggs at once, make sure not to overcrowd the pot. The eggs should be completely submerged in the water and should not bump into each other too much while they are boiling.

By following these tips and tricks, you will be able to prepare boiled eggs every time. Enjoy it, Foodies!

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