How To Cook Eggs (Soft, Medium Hard-Boiled)

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Kittencal
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How To Cook Eggs (Soft, Medium Hard-Boiled)

Post by Kittencal » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:30 am

Place the eggs in the saucepan (for best results the eggs should be almost room temperature before cooking).

Cover eggs with room temperature water or cool water; bring to a gentle boil.

When the starts to boil, start timing and reduce the heat so that the water simmers gently (fast boiling makes the egg whites tough and causes the egg to bang against each other and crack).

Timing boiled eggs depends on the size and degree of hardness desired.

You should start timing the eggs from the moment the water first boils.
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Soft-boiled (soft whites, soft yolks).....

Large size: 3 minutes 20 seconds.
Medium size: 3 minutes.

Small size: 2 minutes 40 seconds.

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Medium-boiled (hard whites, soft yolks):

Large size: 4 minutes 15 seconds.
Medium size: 3 minutes 50 seconds.

Small size: 3 minutes 20 seconds.

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Hard-boiled (hard whites, hard yolks):

Large size: 10 minutes.
Medium size: 8 minutes.

Small size: 7 minutes.


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