How To Boil an Egg: Cooking 101

Whether you're making hard-boiled eggs for Easter or as a snack, follow our easy instructions and you'll be an expert in no time (8 Photos)

Kristen Aiken on Jul 18, 2013 at 5:13PM

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How To Boil an Egg: Cooking 101

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On the Stove or Hot Plate

1. Place eggs in a pot and fill with enough cold water to cover the eggs by about one inch.

2. Turn on the heat, and bring the water (uncovered) to a gentle simmer (bubbles will start to form at the bottom of the pot). As soon as this happens, set your timer for 11 minutes.

3. During those 11 minutes, make sure the water is at a very gentle simmer (bubbles should never come to a raging boil at the surface of the water).

4. When the 11 minutes are up, immediately remove the eggs from the hot water and place in a bowl or pot of ice-cold water to prevent them from overcooking.

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