If you’re looking for the perfect boiled egg, then look no further! In this article, I will instruct you how to boil eggs in 3 different ways, so you can choose the method that works best for you. Keep reading to find out more!
1. What Are 3 Types of Boiled Eggs?
There are 3 different types of cooked eggs namely.
Soft-boiled: In this type, the yolk is runny (liquid-like), and the egg whites are soft.
Medium-boiled: The yolk is soft but not runny, and the egg whites are semi-firm.
Hard-boiled: Yolk is all set, and the egg whites are firm.
2. How To Cook Boiled Eggs on Stove
- 8 eggs
- 3 cups of water
- 1 bowl of Ice-cold water
- 4 tsp salt
- Slotted spoon
Step 1: Place 5-6 eggs gently at the bottom of a saucepan and pour water. The water level should be half-full of the egg.
Step 2: Transfer the saucepan to the stove and bring the water to a boil over high heat. (*you may add a teaspoon of salt or half a teaspoon of white vinegar to save the eggs from cracking during the cooking process)
Step 3: Once the water comes to a rolling boil, turn off the stove. Cover the saucepan with a well-fitted lid and let it sit for 7 to 12 minutes on the hot stove. It depends on the type of boiled egg you want. It takes 12-15 minutes to hard-boil eggs, and it takes 5 minutes (for a runny yolk) or 7 minutes (for a semi-soft yolk) to soft-boil eggs
Step 4: To finish off, uncover, strain the water, and pour Iced water into the saucepan. Change the Iced water 2-3 times until the eggs have cooled and can be peeled.
3. How To Cook Boiled Eggs in Microwave
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups of water
- 1 bowl of Ice-cold water
- 4 tsp salt
- 1 microwavable bowl
Step 1: First, place 6 eggs in the microwavable bowl. Using a fork, pierce the large end of each egg about six times to allow steam to escape while cooking and prevent them from exploding.
Step 2: Add 2 cups of water, and 3 teaspoons of salt to the bowl. Cook on high power for 3 minutes if you want soft-boiled eggs, 6 minutes for medium-boiled eggs, and 8 for hard-boiled eggs.
Step 3: After the initial cook time is up, let the eggs sit covered in the hot water for an additional 3–5 minutes if you want the eggs to finish cooking through. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully transfer the cooked eggs to a bowl of ice water for 1 minute to stop them from cooking further. Pat dry with paper towels before peeling and eating.
4. How To Cook Boiled Eggs in Air Fryer
- 6 eggs
- 1 tong
Air fryers are a popular kitchen appliance, and many people wonder if they can use them to boil eggs. The answer is yes! Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Place the eggs in the air fryer basket. If you’re using a small air fryer, you may need to cook the eggs in batches.
Step 2: Set the air fryer to 270 ° F and cook for 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs, 12 minutes for medium-boiled eggs, and 10 minutes for soft-boiled eggs
Step 3: Carefully remove the eggs from the air fryer and place them in an ice water bath for 2-3 minutes, or until they’re cool enough to handle.
Peel and enjoy!
5. Tips To Cook Boiled Eggs To Peel Easily?
Use eggs that are a few days older rather than fresh ones. Older eggs are more acidic, their shell soaks up more air, and they tend to contract in size, which all aid in peeling them after being boiled.
Adding a pinch of salt or half a teaspoon of any acidic vinegar at the time of boiling makes peeling convenient.
Cool the eggs completely before peeling them so that the shell gets slightly separated from the egg. To do so, put the boiled eggs in ice-cold water or rinse hot eggs in running cold tap water.
Roll the boiled & cooled eggs on the kitchen counter so that there are cracks all over. Begin to peel from a crack at the center of the egg, and you’ll notice that the shell will get removed effortlessly.
6. What To Do With Boiled Eggs
There are many ways to use boiled eggs. Here are some of the most popular:
As a healthy and nutritious snack: Boiled eggs make a great healthy snack option. They are high in protein and low in calories, making them a perfect choice for those looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
In salads: A boiled egg can add some extra protein and flavor to your salad. Try hard-boiling an egg and then slicing it up to add to your favorite salad recipe.
As part of a meal: Boiled eggs can be a great addition to any meal. They are often used as part of breakfast dishes such as egg dishes or omelets. You can also add them to lunch or dinner recipes for an extra boost of protein.
In deviled eggs: Deviled eggs are a popular appetizer or side dish that is made with boiled eggs. The yolks are typically removed from the egg and mixed with other ingredients such as mayonnaise, mustard, and spices. The mixture is then spooned back into the egg white halves and served chilled.
Hopefully, with the detailed instructions presented above, you can easily boil eggs at home and share how to cook boiled eggs properly with many others. Good luck