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
- Find many more egg recipes in our June/July issue.
- Learn how to turn your hard-boiled eggs into Golden Pickled Eggs and Pink Pickled Eggs.