Boiled eggs are a quick and easy way to bulk up any meal, particularly for vegetarians, but many still struggle with how to make the perfect boiled egg.
The big question: How long to boil eggs? The quick answer is: It takes four to five minutes to soft boil an egg that’s perfect for dipping toast soldiers into. However, egg cooking time depends on a number of factors — personal preference, whether the eggs are refrigerated, their size and even the type of pan used.
Whether you prefer soft or hard boiled, we have put together a list of simple advice for getting great boiled eggs every time.
How Long to Boil Eggs?
We all know that boiling an egg isn’t rocket science — boil the water in a pot, put your egg in (gently!) and then take it out after a few minutes, right? Well, yes, but the time you take to boil the egg can drastically change the outcome, so we thought it would be a good idea to outline how long you should boil an egg depending on your preferences.
For perfect results you may also want to consider the size of the eggs to be boiled.