How long to boil eggs is very important


Having a hard-boiled egg for breakfast is the best way to start the day. The buttery soldiers soaked in all that golden yellow, that’s the dream. Plus, hard-boiled eggs are so versatile and delicious that we use them for all kinds of things, like egg salad sandwiches and those adorable BLT Egglets.

But it’s much easier than you might think not to overcook or overcook your eggs by accident. So knowing how long to boil your eggs is very, VERY important.

How long does it take to boil an egg?

Depending on whether you want a hard-boiled egg or a soft-boiled egg, you need to adjust how long your eggs cook for.

How long does it take to boil an egg?

Now if you are looking for soft-boiled eggs, set your timer to 7 minutes exactly.

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How long does it take to boil a hard-boiled egg?

If you want hard-boiled eggs, set your timer to 11 minutes.

We are serious when we say every second counts, so don’t neglect your eggs, whatever you do.

How to boil eggs

Now that we’ve all figured out the schedules, let’s get back to the basic method of boiling eggs, shall we?


  1. Place the eggs in a large saucepan and cover with cold water (about an inch above). Place a saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Instantly turn off the heat and cover your pan. Let stand 7 minutes for the soft-boiled eggs and 11 minutes for the soft-boiled eggs.
  2. Remove your eggs from the pan and immerse them in ice water. Peel and serve.

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