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how long do I boil eggs for?

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#21 kate.com


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    Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:24 PM

    This is so funny because I had a conversation with my Mom, Aunt and Grandma about this. A lot of people think they need to cook a long time. The way I do it is put the eggs in cold water, add salt, bring to a boil for 10 minutes then let the water cool down. By running the eggs under cold water, it makes the eggs easier to peel...thats it!

    I question myself all of the time!

    #22 KLC77

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      Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:27 PM

      I was just cracking up that this was on here. Every time I need to boil eggs I have to call my FMIL cuz I never remember how to do it!

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      #23 EricaG

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        Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:46 AM

        I never remember if you put the eggs in before boiling the water, or after the water is boiling. I used to call and ask people, but they probably think I am a twit for asking so many times, so now I just google it!!!!
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        #24 babystace1985

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          Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:50 AM

          10 minutes from when the water starts boiling rapidly for us, we dont like them boiled too hard
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          #25 EmmaBrown

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            Posted 25 March 2014 - 04:48 AM

            My aunt says to boil the perfect egg you do this:

            1. Boil water (very bubbly)
            2. Put your egg(s) in the boiling water and keep them there for 3 minutes.
            3. Turn off the burner and keep covered for 15 minutes.

            This makes it so the shell comes off really easy and the yolk is perfectly cooked...good luck!


            OMG, I tried this- what a difference! So easy to peel

            Since this forum seems to be such a goldmine of information! Any body have any tips on poaching eggs? I can never get them perfect!

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