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How to Make Hard-Boiled, Soft-Boiled, and Poached Eggs

Boiled eggs are a simple meal, perfect for breakfast because they don’t require a lot of time or effort to make. But even boiling eggs has its nuances. If you don’t know them, it’s easy to undercook or overcook an egg.

5-Minute Crafts decided to check how many minutes you need to cook eggs to achieve the necessary result.

General information

  • Put the eggs into already boiling water.
  • To prevent the eggs from cracking, take them out from the fridge around one hour in advance to let them get warm.
  • Before boiling, wash the eggs in tap water.
  • Add salt to the water you will use. It’s necessary to keep the whites inside if the egg is a little cracked.
  • It’s better to keep track of time using a kitchen timer.

Boil time — 1 minute

The egg is almost totally raw: the whites and the yolk are uncooked. It’s better not to eat these eggs. Instead, fry and eat them.

Boil time — 3 minutes

Soft-boiled egg: the whites are just a bit cooked on the outside. The rest of the egg is totally raw.

Boil time — 5 minutes

This is a soft-boiled egg. The whites are cooked and the yolk is still liquid.

Boil time — 7 minutes

Poached egg: the whites are solid and the yolk is still liquid in the middle.

Boil time — 9 minutes

Hard-boiled egg: both the whites and the yolk are cooked. The yolk is soft in the middle.

Boil time — 11 minutes

A hard-boiled egg. Both the whites and the yolk are totally cooked. This is perfect for salads.

Boil time — 13 minutes

Hard-boiled egg. These eggs are also good for salads or for taking them with you on a short trip.

Boil time — 15 minutes

Overboiled egg. The whites are hard and the yolk is too dry.

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