How to boil (Soft and Hard) eggs faster? How long should you boil an egg?

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Interested in learning how to boil an egg, how long should you boil an egg, how to know when boiled eggs are done, how long to boil an egg on stove, how long to soft boil an egg, perfect hard boiled eggs peel off, how long to boil eggs in a microwave and many others, all these will be addressed in this article

How to boil an egg?

Boiling eggs is one of the fastest and high nutrient content meals you can make for your family or visitors and so you need to learn how to boil eggs faster and how long it will take you to get ready and so without further ado, let’s get started

How long to boil an egg?

On average, it takes 3-6 minutes to boil an egg, 3-4 minutes for small eggs and 4-6 minutes for large eggs, but this egg boiling time depends on other factors such as the egg size, amount of heat supplied, and type of flying pan you’re using

Summary on how long it takes to boil an egg?

It takes 3-4 minutes to soft boil small eggs and 4-6 minutes to hard boil large eggs

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What do you need to boil eggs? Egg boiling ingredients and equipment

In this section, you will learn how to boil eggs to produce the best soft and hard boiled eggs

To boil eggs you need a flying pan, (sauce pan), water, salt and source of heat

How to boil soft and hard eggs starting with cold water?

  1. Put the eggs in a sauce pan of cold water and leave at least 2 cm on top not being filled by eggs, add salt
  2. Put the sauce pan containing eggs on a heat supply, this can be hot plate, fire, stove or microwave, ensure that the heat is sufficient enough, not too much not too high
  3. Once water reaches its boiling point, start setting your timing,
  4. 3 minutes for soft york boiled small eggs
  5. 5 minutes for medium sized york boiled eggs
  6. 6 -7 minutes for hard boiled eggs
  7. Reduce on the amount of heat being supplied to the saucepan, and once the time is over, remove the eggs from the sauce pan and put it in cold water or ice to cool or if you don’t plan to take them immediately, you can put them in a fridge or cup

How to boil soft and hard eggs starting with hot water?

  1. Put the eggs in a sauce pan of hot water that has reached its boiling point and leave at least 2 cm on top not being filled by eggs, add salt
  2.  start setting your timing immediately
  3. 3 minutes for soft york boiled small eggs
  4. 5 minutes for medium sized york boiled eggs
  5. 6 -7 minutes for hard boiled eggs
  6. Reduce on the amount of heat being supplied to the saucepan, and once the time is over, remove the eggs from the sauce pan and put it in cold water or ice to cool or if you don’t plan to take them immediately, you can put them in a fridge or cup

How do you prevent the eggs from cracking?

  • Ensure that you don’t supply a lot of heat to the eggs once the water has reached its boiling point
  • Put a small pin in the egg shell to enable steam to escape

How long to soft boil eggs?

Soft boiled eggs are the eggs that have a runny york with a firm white and they are good for mixing with other ingredients or food to make perfect sauce

  • To soft boil small eggs
  • 3 minutes for small eggs
  • 4 minutes for medium eggs
  • 5-6 minutes for large eggs
  • To soft boil medium eggs
  • 4 minutes for medium sized eggs
  • 5 minutes for large size eggs
  • 6 minutes for very large size eggs

How long to hard boil eggs?

Hard boiled eggs are the eggs with a strong York and white substance, hard boiled eggs have two limitations such as most times the egg shell fails to peel off and the second is the the white substance becomes a ruber and losses its nutrients if boiled for a long time

So use

  • 7 minutes for small and medium eggs
  • 8 minutes for large size eggs

Remember, if the boiled eggs stay on the heat supply or hot sauce pan for a very long time exceeding the time we have allocated, the white part will become hard like a rubber and lose all its nutrients, you need to boil eggs that have not yet been laid immediately because these eggs make it difficult to peel off the eggshell

Common questions on how long to boil eggs and how to boil eggs

  1. Should you start boiling the eggs in hot water or cold water?

There is no consensus to whether you should put the eggs in a sauce pan containing water that has reached its boiling point or put in the eggs in cold water and the put the sauce pan on the heat supply

To me, the best thing to do is to put the eggs in water that has reached its boiling point, this is when you can start timing well; unlike you put the eggs in cold water, put the eggs in cold water and then starting to boil them most likely results into the egg shell failing to peel off

All you have to do is to put in the eggs slowly to prevent them from breaking

  • How to peel a hardboiled egg?

To peel off the eggs, you need to

The green circle on the york shows to you that you over cooked the eggs, ensure that you time your eggs properly while they are in hot water

  • Can I eat an egg that got a crack while boiling?

Yes, cracked eggs can still be eaten, there is no problem in this if you’re the person who prepared it, it can be a caution of your not the person who prepared the eggs

  • Why are my boiled eggs not peeling off easily?

This can be because the eggs where too knew or fresh or you overcooked the eggs, anyway whatever the case it might be they can still be eaten,

  • How long to boil eggs on a stove?

The best time to boil eggs on a stove is 4-6 minutes depending on whether you want soft boiled eggs or hard boiled eggs, for soft boiled usually take 4 minutes timing from  when water reaches its boiling point and 6 minutes for hard boiled eggs

  • How long soft boiled eggs?

Use 4-6 minutes for soft boiled eggs

  • How long to boil hard boiled eggs for deviled eggs?

Take 6-8 minutes to boil hard eggs for deviled eggs

Conclusion

It takes roughly from 4-9 minutes to boil eggs, on average 5 minutes for soft eggs and 6 minutes for hard boiled eggs

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