How long should you boil for boiled eggs?

How long should you boil for boiled eggs?

How long to boil an egg:

  • 3 minutes for really soft boiled yolk and set white.
  • 4 minutes for slightly set yolk and set white.
  • 5 minutes for a medium cooked firmer yolk and white.
  • 6 minutes for hard boiled with lightly soft yolk.
  • 8 minutes for firmly hard boiled.
  • How do you boil eggs without the shell sticking?

    Just bring a pot of water to a boil with enough water to cover the eggs by about an inch. By boiling the water first, it also doesn’t matter which type of pot you use as the eggs only hit the water once it’s boiling (212 degrees fahrenheit). Then, turn the heat back up to a boil.