How to Boil an Egg
As the year comes to a close we are starting to get inundated with best ofs, top 10s and most popular lists. I stumbled upon Yahoo’s 2010 Year in Review – Burning Questions list, which lists the most commonly asked search engine questions. Amongst the how to lose weight, how to write a resume and which city has the best water (cough cough DC)… There, sitting at #10 was “How to Boil an Egg.” Seriously America, how to boil an egg?
So, purely in the interest of education, here is a quick guide on how to boil an egg. Whether you like it soft, medium or hard boiled, the instructions are after the jump.
Hard Boiled (pictured left)
Fill a pan with water and place the egg gently in the water. Bring to a steady boil. Once the water is boiling, remove the pan from heat, keep it covered, and take the eggs out after 8-9 minutes.
Medium Boiled (pictured middle)
Fill a pan with water and bring to a boil, gently place the egg in water and reduce heat to medium-low, simmering gently. Remove egg after 6-7 minutes.
Soft Boiled (pictured right)
Fill pan with water and bring to a boil, gently place egg in water and reduce heat to medium-low, simmering gently. Remove egg after 4-5 minutes.
For the purposes of these instructions, the egg is medium-large.
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