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How long to boil eggs

How long to boil eggs: The chicken egg is one of the essential diets. The chicken egg is enriched with nutrition such as protein, fat, vitamins, and iron.

Though boiling eggs is a very common activity. But many people don’t know how to properly boil eggs until the egg gets hard. Sometimes the egg is half boiled. And if the egg is properly boiled but while peeling a pretty good amount of egg is wasted.  

So this piece of writing elaborates on how long it takes to boil an egg.

  • Step 1: Put eggs in a pot
  • Step 2: Fill the pot with water
  • Step 3: Adjust the water level of the pot
  • Step 4: Set the pot on the flame
  • Step 5: Peel the eggs 

STEP 1: Put eggs in the pot 

Take the eggs, make sure to take fresh eggs, and then put them in the bottom of the pot gently.

Put eggs in a pot
Put eggs in a pot

Do this step with great care so that eggs do not break. If an egg breaks during this step take it out of the pot because one cannot boil broken eggs.

STEP 2: Fill the pot with water 

Fill the pot with water
Fill the pot with water

Take the pot filled with eggs to sink. Turn on the tap and fill the pot with water until all the eggs are covered with at least one inch of water.

STEP 3: Adjust the water level of the pot

Adjust the water level of pot copy
Adjust the water level of pot copy

If the water is more than said then it will take more time for reaching a boiling point. So be careful about measurements. So confirm the amount of water before jumping to the next step.

STEP 4: Set the pot on the flame

Set the pot on the flame
Set the pot on the flame

After filling the pot, ignite the stove and place the pot on the stove. Bring the eggs to boil over high heat. Do not make flame too violent for eggs otherwise, eggs will crack. Now, keep in mind the amount of time spending on the boil is directly proportional to egg yolk hardness. 

To get the hard-boiled eggs to keep the pot on flame for around 10 to 12 minutes. The picture below shows the results after time highlighted below. 

  • If you boil an egg for 4 minutes the yolk will be fluffy 
  • 6 minute boiled egg yolk is half fluffy 
  • The yolk of egg boiled for 8 minutes is half cooked from center
  • After boiling eggs, for 10 to 12 minutes the yolk is fully cooked.

STEP 5: Peel the eggs

Peel the eggs
Peel the eggs

Now after 12 minutes the eggs are hard-boiled. Take cold water and put eggs into that for cooling them down. The ultimate trick of egg peeling is;

  • Hit the boiled egg gently with the table.
  • Give them a gentle crack.
  • Start peeling 

After peeling the eggs, throw the trash away and clean the table if necessary. The eggs are now ready to present and eat. Add a little amount of salt and black pepper for the test. You can also use various presentation methods to give a mouth-watering look to eggs. You can eat hard-boiled eggs for breakfast with bread and soup etc. They also help to cure the flu in cold weather. 

Boil Eggs
Boil Eggs


Nutrition Facts
Sources include: USDA
Amount Per
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11 g 16%
Saturated fat 3.3 g 16%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated fat 4.1 g
Cholesterol 373 mg 124%
Sodium 124 mg 5%
Potassium 126 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 1.1 g
Protein 13 g 26%
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 6%
Vitamin D 21% Vitamin B-6 5%
Cobalamin 18% Magnesium 2%
Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Adejumo Idris

    THANK YOU, this is such a straight forward and uncomplicated set of instructions that just work.

  2. Harry Bousai

    First time I got the best way to boil an egg.

  3. Nora Jika

    Thank you! I refer to this page all the time!

  4. Zaliya Salisu

    It’s a very impressive blog finally about time durations that how long to boiled.

  5. Naroe

    This is very informative blog about boiling the egg.

  6. sabreena ali

    very informative! I tried this and it worked actually. keep it up

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