A boiled egg in a cup with toast

How to Boil Eggs Perfectly - Hard, Soft or Coddled

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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword boiled egg, coddled egg, hard boiled egg time, how to boil eggs, soft boiled egg, soft boiled egg time
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 - 24 servings
Calories 62 kcal
Author Cultured Palate


  • eggs
  • water


  1. Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Put the pan over medium heat and bring the water to boil.
  3. Lower the heat to simmer.Soft Cooked - cook for 2 - 3 minutes

Medium Cooked - cook about 4 minutes

Hard Cooked - cook 10 - 15 minutes

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
How to Boil Eggs Perfectly - Hard, Soft or Coddled
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 60mg2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.