With this cheat sheet, making eggs has never been simpler. What’s involved? A simple three-step process: boil, drain and rinse.
To start, carefully lower eggs into a pot of boiling water and start the timer. After the desired time, drain, then rinse eggs in cold water (they’ll continue to cook otherwise, resulting in an overcooked yolk).
Runny yolk: 6 minutes
Medium-runny yolk: 7 minutes
If you prefer an ever-so-slightly firmer yolk, don’t feel left out. This style goes well with all the same dishes as a runny yolk! (It also tops one of our favourite new weeknight dinners: the summer clubhouse salad.)
Almost firm yolk: 9 minutes
Hard-boiled egg: 12 minutes
A classic and versatile ingredient, when we’re not adding them to salads and sandwiches, we’ll dress them up to make deviled eggs.
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Originally published October 2017; Updated January 2020.