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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What to Look For

How to boil perfectly cooked eggs: The yolk will be yellow and firm, with a slightly soft center, and the whites should be tender.

Undercooked eggs: The yolk and/or whites will be runny, making it a messy task to cut the egg in half.

Overcooked eggs (pictured): If you see a green-gray ring around the outside of the yolk, you have overcooked the egg and it has begun to oxidize. You’ll also notice that the whites will be tough and chewy.

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