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How to Boil an Egg: It's Simple—and Complicated!

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Eggs! Thank you for being a easy and quick way to add protein to any meal. Here’s a guide to boiled eggs, from runny to crumbly hard-cooked.

  1. Place eggs in a medium pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch.

  2. Bring to a boil, then cover the pot and turn off the heat.

  3. Let the eggs cook, covered, for 5 to 12 minutes, depending on your desired done-ness.

  4. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water and chill for 10 minutes.

  5. Remove the eggs from the ice bath and enjoy!

  6. Keep refrigerated up to 7 days.


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