How to Boil Eggs

sliced boiled eggs

Learn how to boil eggs to your desired consistency with this easy to follow tutorial. 


  • 4 to 6 large eggs
  • Water


  • Gently place the eggs in a medium size pot and fill with enough cool water to reach just above the eggs.
  • Turn the heat to medium high and bring the water to a boil.
  • As soon as the water starts to boil, turn the heat off and cover the pot with a lid.
  • Leave for 10 minutes for hard boiled eggs, 6 to 7 minutes for medium soft boiled, and 4 to 5 minutes for a runny yolk.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl filled with ice and cold water and leave for 5 minutes, or until eggs have cooled down to room temperature.
  • Peel and serve.


Store the eggs in the fridge for up to 7 days.

If the eggs are peeled, transfer them to a storage container with a lid and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


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