How to Boil and Egg

Things you’ll need

  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Medium sauce pan


  1. Place the egg in a saucepan.
  2. Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 1 inch above the egg.
  3. Place the saucepan on a stove and cook over medium heat until the water begins to boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 10 to 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.
  6. Remove the egg with a spoon or ladle and let it cool slowly, or run cold water over it to cool it more quickly.


  • Use hard-boiled eggs to make deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches.
  • Add a teaspoon of salt to the water before boiling and egg shells will not crack when boiled.



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