The Best Way to Boil an Egg for Perfection

Boiling an egg is one of the most basic cooking skills, but it can also be one of the most difficult to master. It’s easy to end up with a rubbery egg white or a runny yolk, but with the right technique, you can have a perfectly cooked egg every time. Here’s how to boil an egg for perfection.

Choose the Right Egg

The first step in boiling an egg is choosing the right egg. Fresh eggs are best for boiling because they’re easier to peel and have firmer whites and yolks. If you’re using older eggs, you may need to add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water to help them peel more easily.

Start with Cold Water

Once you’ve chosen your eggs, it’s time to start boiling them. Fill a pot with cold water and place your eggs in the pot. Make sure that there is enough water to cover the eggs completely. Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

Check for Doneness

After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and remove the eggs from the pot with a slotted spoon. Place them in a bowl of cold water and let them cool for about 5 minutes before peeling them. To check if they’re done, crack open one of the eggs and check that both the white and yolk are firm.

Boiling an egg may seem like a simple task, but it can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. By following these steps, you can be sure that your boiled eggs will come out perfectly every time.

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