Boiling Times for Eggs

Boiling Times for Eggs

Creamy eggs are perfect for stews.
Soft-set eggs are great as salad topping.
Hard-boiled eggs are good for baby food.

Cook these eggs to suit your taste or for the dish you're making.

Ingredients: as needed

as needed
Boiling water
as needed
Salt (optional)
1 teaspoon
Vinegar (optional)
1 teaspoon
Ice water
as needed


1. Take the eggs out of the fridge and bring to room temperature. During the summer, this should take about 15 minutes; during the winter, about 30 minutes.
2. Use the back of a spoon to knock the egg's blunt end (the round side; not the pointy side) and make cracks.
3. Pour in enough water into the pot to completely cover the egg, and add salt and vinegar. Boil over high heat.
4. Use a ladle and carefully place the eggs into the pot of boiling water.
5. Lower the heat so that small bubbles float to the top, and boil the eggs over medium heat.
6. Cook the eggs until they are set to your liking. Although the cooking time will differ slightly according to the number of eggs in the pot, I've provided a list of boiling times for your reference.
7. For medium-sized eggs: Creamy: 4 1/2 minutes, Soft-set: 6 minutes, Hard-boiled: 10 minutes
8. For large-sized eggs: Creamy: 6 1/2 minutes, Soft-set: 8 minutes, Hard-boiled: 12 minutes.
9. Once enough time has passed, transfer the eggs into ice water and let them cool down.
10. Remove the egg shells carefully without taking them out of the water. Take care not to damage the egg whites.
11. Pat dry any excess water to finish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I know that there are a few other recipes that feature procedures and hints to make boiled eggs, but I decided to post my own recipe that I'm practicing based on my research.