How to Boil an Egg

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READY IN: 3mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the egg in a saucepan.
  • Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 1 inch above the egg.
  • Place the saucepan on a stove and cook over medium heat until the water begins to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 10 to 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.
  • Remove the egg with a spoon or ladle and let it cool slowly, or run cold water over it to cool it more quickly.
  • Refrigerator Storage Chart for Eggs:
  • Fresh, in shell=4 to 5 weeks
  • Raw yolks, whites=2 to 4 days
  • Hardcooked=1 week
  • Liquid pasteurized eggs or egg substitutes, opened=3 days
  • Liquid pasteurized eggs or egg substitutes, unopened=10 days
  • Mayonnaise, Refrigerate after opening=2 months.
  • NOTE: Purchase the product before “sell-by” or expiration dates.
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