Learn how to cook an egg properly: every minute counts and the green color on the yolk means this

A bad hard boiled egg can ruin your breakfast. Have you ever had a hotel breakfast and then realized that the egg in the dish was overcooked with a gray-green ring around the yolk?

A perfect egg doesn’t have a green ring around the yolk, it’s creamy and soft, and if you want, you can stop hard-boiling and soften it.

Many people recommend different methods for cooking the perfect hard-boiled egg. Some suggest removing the pot of eggs from the heat as soon as the water starts to boil and letting them sit for about 15 minutes.

“I found a recipe where the author recommends cooking eggs in the oven for 30 minutes. That’s a long time for me. You can cook an entire meal in that time,” the blog author wrote.

How to cook eggs quickly and easily

According to the blog, hard-boiled eggs should be cooked quickly and easily. A beautiful Creme Egg can be prepared in just 6-7 minutes.

“Why waste half an hour when you can make good eggs in minutes?” “Especially when I boil eggs for breakfast, the last thing I want to do is wait a long time for the eggs to cook,” the blog reads.

Learn how to cook an egg properly: every minute counts and the green color on the yolk means this

Eggs are a convenient and cheap source of protein. Having hard-boiled eggs on hand can make a filling breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner.

The blog says that you need eggs, water and ice to make hard-boiled eggs. Equipment should include a pot, timer, colander and bowl for ice bath.


Crack the eggs into a large bowl. Pour cold water over them so that the eggs are covered by 2 cm.

Cover the pot with a lid and bring the water to a boil over high heat; After the water boils, reduce the heat to medium and set the timer for the desired time. Cook over medium-high heat for 6-7 minutes until the eggs are fully cooked.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer them to a large bowl of ice water and let cool for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can place them under cold running water to stop the cooking. This method also helps you peel the eggs easily.

Remove the eggs from the cold water and peel them immediately.

You can also choose how long you want to cook the egg depending on the level of doneness, here are some:

  • For soft-boiled eggs: 4 minutes.
  • Soft-boiled eggs: 5 minutes.
  • For not yet creamy, but hard-boiled eggs: 6 minutes.
  • For creamy hard-boiled eggs: 7 minutes.
  • For hard but still creamy eggs: 8 minutes.
  • For very hard-boiled eggs: 9 minutes.

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs

How to Peel Eggs

After boiling the eggs and cooling them in ice water, gently crack the shell and peel them on the table. The shell falls off easily. If you find some eggs hard to peel, peel them and place them under gently running water or soak them briefly in a bowl of water. Water penetrates under the shell and makes peeling easier.

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