How to Boil the Perfect Egg - Episode 153

How to Boil the Perfect Egg

Boiling Eggs seems like a pretty easy and straight forward thing to do. That is until someone asks you for something other than a hard boiled egg. For a long time, I never thought much about boiling eggs. For me, and probably for a lot of people, a boiled egg was nothing more than the classic hard boiled egg. It wasn't until I really started paying attention to recipes, and different cooking techniques that I realized that the classic hard boiled egg wasn't the only boiled egg game in town. Each of these eggs are different and add different properties to the broader art of cooking other recipes. 

It took me a few times experimenting with boiled eggs before I figured out what works best for me. In this video, I share with you my 2-minute soft boiled egg which has runny whites and yolk, my 4-minute soft boiled egg which has the whites fully cooked but the yolks still a bit runny, my 6-minute boiled egg which has both white cooked solid and the yolk fully cooked but still moist, and finally my 8-minute boiled egg which is the classic hard boiled egg that almost everyone is familiar with. I do like all of these eggs, but my favorite is the 4-minute egg with fully cooked whites and runny yolks.

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Serving Info

Prep. time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2, 4, 6, 8 minutes
Total time: 7, 9, 11, 13 minutes
Servings: 8 eggs

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8 Eggs
Water (enough to just cover your eggs)

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