Egg Boiling Time
|Boiled Egg Consistency|
|6 Minutes||A Liquidy yolk and soft white.|
|6 1/2 minutes||A soft, jammy yolk.|
|8 minutes||A soft yolk but firm enough to hold its own.|
|10 minutes||The early stages of a hard boiled egg, with just a smidge of softness in the middle.|
|12 minutes||A hard boiled egg with a lighter yolk.|
|14 minutes||Your traditional hard boiled egg with the lightest yolk and a firm white, but not overcooked.|
Methods to Prepare boiled eggs with time:
- Select only those eggs which are free of cracks. Eggs that have cracks will seep during the cooking process and will not be suitable for the service.
- Bring a quantity of water sufficient to cover the eggs completely, to a rapid boil.
- Carefully lower the eggs into the water and reduce to a simmer (180° or 185° F)
- Cook for 3-8 Minutes for soft boiled eggs and around 14 minutes max for hard-boiled egg. Below is the timetable for perfect Soft/Hard-boiled eggs.
- 6 minutes: A liquidy yolk and soft white. This is perfect for eggs served in an egg cup.
- 6 1/2 minutes: A soft, jammy yolk. This is my favorite for eggs on toast or soft boiled eggs on a salad.
- 8 minutes: A soft yolk but firm enough to hold its own.
- 10 minutes: The early stages of a hard boiled egg, with just a smidge of softness in the middle.
- 12 minutes: A hard boiled egg with a lighter yolk.
- 14 minutes: Your traditional hard boiled egg with the lightest yolk and a firm white, but not overcooked.
Boiled eggs are one of the most widely used types of cooked eggs. This use, however, is not always at the breakfast meal. The hard-boiled egg is used as an ingredient in many dishes and as a garnish for many dishes. Both the hard boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs are popular breakfast items.
The eggs are actually not boiled. Although termed hard or soft boiled, they are hard or soft-cooked in simmering water. The rapid agitation of boiling water will cause unnecessary cracking of the egg.