How do you know when a boiled egg is done? How long does it take for a boiled egg to be done?
I find the best way is to prick a hole with a needle in the fat end of the egg, this allows air to escape and prevents the eggs from cracking while boiling, it really works.
Next put the eggs in a pot (single layer don't stack them) cover about an inch above the eggs with water. Bring to a boil and cook for only 1 min.
Remove from heat cover and let stand for 17 min. Cool under cold water.
This method prevents the eggs from developing that grey color from forming between the yolk and the white. Hope this helps.
PS At higher elevations boil a little longer, the higher you are the lower the temperature will be to bring water to a boil.
Hard boiled egg - 10 to 12 min after boiling begins Soft boiled egg - 3-5 min after boiling begins
Some specialty stores sell a plastic "egg" that changes color as it is in the boiling water, to indicate how 'done' the egg is. Good Luck!!
yeah what everyone is sayin!!! if it can spin it's done. I usually boil mine for 20 minutes but that's just because I want mine to be completely done.
you twirl it on the counter and if it goes in a complete circle with out wobbling, its done :)
how do you not know how to boil an egg next are you going to ask how to boil water