Perfectly Boiled Eggs
Every Time

Perfectly boiled eggs are a wonderful treat and so easy to achieve. Learn our foolproof way to prepare them yourself at home. Because we all have our preferences there are

different ways people like to enjoy their eggs. Some like myself enjoy them with a soft and runny egg yolk, others prefer them with the yolk just set but still holding a little moisture while another group prefers their eggs with properly hard boiled yolks.

The problem that many are facing is to boil their eggs to the point where they are having the desired consistency and are easy to peel. This can become a little frustrating after all one will only find out about the hardness of the egg once it has been peeled. 

The good news is that there is actually a foolproof method to get the eggs just the way you want them. Below i will explain this easy way in step by step instructions.

Preparation time: 5 minutes 
Cooking time: at least 3 minutes
Resting time: 0 minutes
Total time needed: at least 8 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: easy


Serves 4

Perfectly Boiled Eggs

  • 8 cups of water
  • 4 raw chicken eggs (or desired number)


  • Add water to a pot with lid and place it on the stove
  • Add raw eggs and switch on the stove plate to high heat
  • Cover with lid and monitor the pot carefully as you want to notice when the water is beginning to boil
  • When the water is boiling, switch on your timer clock and immediately take the pot of the stove and carefully place it on a wooden board
  • Keep the eggs in the hot water with the lid covered and remove them with a slotted spoon at the proper time.
Boiled egg with cracked skin in pot with cold waterBoiled egg with cracked skin in pot with cold water
  • For liquid and soft egg yolks remove your eggs after 3 minutes. for a still soft yolk with a little less moisture remove the eggs after 3 minutes and 30 seconds, for hard egg yolks remove the eggs after 8 minutes
  • Immediately cover the pot again after you removed an egg if there are still others left in the hot water. 
  • Once you took one egg out of the hot water use a teaspoon to crack its shell just a little bit at one place near the top and place the egg in a pot with very cold water for at least 30 seconds (cold tap water is usually cold enough but the colder the better) This will help to make the egg easier to peel when you want to eat it and prevents it sticking to the shell.
  • Remove the egg from the cold water and serve still warm or let it cool down and enjoy at a later stage.

The cooking times I gave you are good indicators but depending on the power of your stove and when you decided to start the timing they can vary slightly. It will take just a little praxis and you will get perfectly boiled eggs every time.

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