You would say boiling an egg is easy; anybody can do that and you are absolutely right about it. However my husband strongly believes somethings can be perfected by science and a timer! He does that with few things like brewing perfect French press coffee, making a classic cup of tea and boiling eggs. He is also the master chef of eggs in our kitchen, be it boiled, scrambled, sunny side up-over easy, Mexican Huevos Rancheros or the Hyderabadi Anday ka Khagina. But when my husband was out of town, I adapted his simple science of boiling eggs myself and was amazed that by following the simple steps and a timer, I did make the perfect medium boiled eggs our family loves as a side to our weekend breakfast. I think the purest way to eat and understand the quality of an egg would be by eating it soft or medium boiled instead of trying it out in a recipe. Hence I decided to make some medium boiled eggs for our breakfast as a side to my Vermicelli Sevian Upma in the morning.
Author: Birjis Adeni Rashed
Recipe type: Breakfast
- How to Boil an Egg in few steps:
- Place eggs in a single layer in a pot filled with cold water. The water should cover the eggs by at least an inch.
- Add a pinch of salt.
- Set on stove top and boil the eggs.
- Set the timer for 6 minutes for soft boiled eggs, 8 min for medium boiled eggs, and 10 minutes for hard boiled eggs according to your preference. We prefer medium boiled eggs so we set about 4-5 eggs in a pot with water with the timer set for 8 minutes.
- Bring the water to a boil, and let cook.
- When timer goes off, turn off the stove and remove the pot from the burner.
- Drain the water from the pot; add ice cubes or cold water immediately to stop the cooking process.
- Crack and peel the shells of eggs and serve with salt and fresh crushed black pepper.
- (The boiling times may slightly differ according to your living environment, stove top temperatures and quality of eggs.)
- Our medium boiled NestFresh brown organic eggs were fresh, deliciously pure and perfectly done.