How to Boil an Egg

Boil an Egg

Boil an Egg
How to Boil an Egg


Eggs are a rich source of protein and vitamins and are generally healthy to eat, unless you have a high cholesterol level.
You can eat eggs raw, boiled or cooked in a pan as scrambled eggs or an omelet. Boiling eggs is one of the easiest ways to prepare them; this eHow will provide instructions on how to boil an egg in six simple steps.

Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the raw egg in a saucepan.

  2. 2

    Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 1 inch above the egg.

  3. 3

    Place the saucepan on a stove and cook over medium heat until the water begins to boil.

  4. 4

    Reduce the heat to low.

  5. 5

    Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 10 to 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.

  6. 6

    Remove the egg with a spoon or ladle and let it cool slowly, or run cold water over it to cool it more quickly.

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