28 JANUARY, 2016

How long to boil eggs

When we start boiling an egg, we usually have appetite for something specific. Soft, runny eggs or hard-boiled – we rarely achieve what we want, though. Well, there is a way to do it!

Runny eggs are a perfect match to a toasted bread over breakfast, while hard-boiled eggs can be sliced and tossed into dinner sandwiches along with tomatoes, graviera and feta cheese and some whole wheat bread with a drop of olive oil.

Is there actually a way we can always achieve the perfect boiled egg? Of course there is! Horio has collected some fine tips that will guide us through the egg-boiling business. Let’s read them:

What we need

  • 6 eggs from the fridge
  • Cold water


  1. Put eggs in a pot and fill with cold water until eggs are sufficiently covered.
  2. Turn up heat and let water reach a boiling point, without covering the pot.
  3. When water starts boiling, turn off the heat and remove pot. Cover the pot with its lid.
  4. Leave eggs into covered pot for desirable time, depending on how soft or hard boiled we wish our eggs to be.
  5. After chosen time, move eggs to a bowl filled with cold water and leave for 1 minute.
  • Runny eggs: 3 minutes
  • Slightly runny: 4 minutes
  • Soft whites: 6 minutes
  • Firm eggs: 10 minutes
  • Hard-boiled eggs: 15 minutes

Our eggs are ready. Peel them and enjoy in sandwiches, over breakfast, or as a snack!
Can be stored in refrigerator for 6-7 days.

Recipes with boiled eggs



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