Can you boil the Perfect Egg?

Have you ever boiled the PERFECT Egg, and wondered how long you did it but can’t remember?  I know I have.

Well this is sooo easy – here’s how you do it.

  1. Put your egg into a pot of water, covering the eggs with about 3cm of water to make sure they are not exposed
  2. Bring to a boil at high heat.
  3. As soon as the water boils, remove the pot from the stove and now let it rest off the stove. This is a great electricity-saving measure!  How long you rest it will determine how well your eggs are done.  Here is the time you need for your perfect egg – let it stand for :
  • 2 minutes for a fully set white of the egg, and the yolk will be completely raw
  • 4 minutes gives a fully set white and a thick runny yolk
  • 6 minutes and your white is set, and the yolk is almost set, just a little runny in the middle
  • 8 minutes has the white fully set and a fully set – yet tender – yolk
  • 10 minutes and your white and yolk are both fully set

The fresher the eggs are, the more difficult they are to peel.  But it will be easier to peel fresh boiled eggs by cracking the shells and placing the eggs into ice cold water – they’ll peel far more easily.


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Originally published on in 2020.