Perfectly Boiled Eggs

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs

There are books written about eggs; there are egg-gadgets that cost hundreds of dollars; there are aged eggs and eggs of all sizes and colors. When it comes to boiled eggs, everyone has a clear preference, soft, hard or somewhere in between. Some general guidelines are:

  1. For a perfectly soft egg yolk that resembles the consistency of softened butter that has been at room temperature for sometime, you need to boil the eggs for 7 minutes.

  2. For a creamy middle with hard egg white layer, you need to boil the eggs for 6 minutes.

  3. For a hard egg yolk you will need to boil them for no more than 10 minutes.

    We use large organic eggs, straight out of the fridge.


tools of the trade

you need some sort of slotted spoon to help you drop the eggs gently into the boiling water and to take them out at the end.

perfect timing

time the boiling of the eggs for the perfect consistency. We always set ours to 6 minutes.

boiling eggs

boil the eggs

turn on your timer as soon as the eggs are in the boiling water. 8 minutes for slightly solid yolks with bright orange centers, 6 minutes for creamy yolks.

eggs in an ice bath

ice bath

immediately after removing the eggs from the boiling water, place them in an ice-bath so they stop cooking.

Egg soldiers

boiled eggs the way you like them

there is hardly a recipe or dish that can’t be enhanced with a well cooked egg.