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Perfect Soft or Hard Boiled Eggs

By Tabitha Alterman


Tags: egg recipes,

Many Stages of Cooked Eggs 

To make perfect soft- or hard-boiled eggs, put whole, room-temperature eggs in a pan of cold water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Once the water is at a low boil, begin counting. Remove the eggs at the time specified below, and chill them under running cold water before cracking and peeling.

     Soft-Boiled Quail Eggs: 1 minute

     Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs: 2 to 3 minutes

     Soft-Boiled Chicken Eggs: 2 minutes

     Hard-Boiled Chicken Eggs: 5 minutes

     Soft-Boiled Duck Eggs: 3 minutes 

     Hard-Boiled Duck Eggs: 7 minutes


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