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How to Boil Eggs
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How to Boil Eggs

Let's tackle how to boil eggs to perfection. With these simple tips, you will never struggle to make boiled eggs again.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 63kcal


  • 6 Eggs (or as many as you wish to boil)
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Fill pot with a few inches of water, just enough to cover the top of eggs.
  • Add ~1 teaspoon each of vinegar and salt.
  • Gently place eggs in a saucepan in a single layer.
  • Cover pot with lid and bring to a boil.
  • Remove pot from heat as soon as water boils and start a timer.
  • For soft Boiled Eggs – Let the eggs sit in the how water for 4 minutes.
  • Hard Boiled Eggs – Let stand for 14 minutes.
  • Remove eggs from pot with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of ice water for at least 5 minutes to cool.
  • Peel eggs under running water.


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Calories: 63kcal | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 450mg | Potassium: 60mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.8mg