to Boil an Egg

How to Boil an Egg

As basic as it sounds, boiling an egg is a skill many home chefs struggle to master. With our helpful tips and tricks, you’ll never again slice open a hard-boiled egg to find an ugly, green-ringed yolk -- only beautiful eggs perfect for adding to salads or slicing for a high-protein snack.

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-The trick for how to boil an egg is not to boil the egg. Cooking eggs the wrong way will give you a green-ringed yolk like this that??s only desirable in Dr. Seuss Stories. For perfect hardboiled eggs, first place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Place your pan on the burner and turn the heat to high just until the water starts to boil. Okay, yes, we do bring the water to a boil, but only for a moment. As soon as you see boiling action, remove the pan from the heat and put a lid on it. Let the eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes then drain off the hot water. Add ice water to quickly cool the eggs. Let eggs sit in the ice water, replacing ice as it melts if you??re feeling ambitious, until they are cool enough to the touch about 15 minutes. Once eggs are cooled, drain the water and peel or refrigerate for later. Using this method to hardboiled eggs will give you grade AA results each time