PERFECT BOILED EGGS (EVERY TIME) | hard boiled eggs + soft boiled eggs
PERFECT BOILED EGGS (EVERY TIME) | hard boiled eggs + soft boiled eggs

– Hey everyone and welcome
back to my channel. Today I’ve got a new healthy
basics video for you, and it’s perfect timing,
as Easter is right around the corner. So today I’m gonna show
you how to make the most perfect, soft-boiled
and hard-boiled eggs, and I think that my method
is pretty fool-proof. Most online tutorials
will have you placing eggs in a pot of cold water and
bringing that to a boil for hard-boiled eggs,
yet for soft-boiled eggs you place those in a pot of hot water, and that can get pretty
confusing and make it difficult if you wanna cook soft-boiled
and hard-boiled eggs at the same time. So today I’ll show you my
method which, spoiler alert, it’s the same for both. Not only is it super easy,
but it also prevents you from accidentally over-cooking your eggs, and ending up with that
green tinge around the yolk. You’ll end up with perfect
eggs, every single time. So, let’s dive in. The main reason I don’t
cook my hard-boiled eggs starting from cold water
is this right here. Pots made from aluminum, stainless steel, and cast-iron can vary quite
a bit in how quickly they come to a boil and retain their heat. And I’ve found that
those discrepancies can greatly affect how your eggs turn out, especially when it comes
to soft-boiled eggs or accidentally over-cooking
hard-boiled eggs. So for the most consistent eggs, I always prefer to boil my water first, and today I’m using a stainless steel pot, but when you boil your water first, it doesn’t matter what
type of pot you use. Fill your pot with enough
water that it’ll cover the eggs by about an inch,
then bring it to a boil. While I’m waiting for the water to boil, I’ll remove my eggs from the fridge, which gives them just a
couple of minutes to warm up. Now many people say that
you should use at least week old eggs, as they’re
easier to peel, but I’m usually not that
good at planning ahead. I purchased these eggs
yesterday, and as you’ll see I had no problems peeling them. Next, you wanna prepare
an icy, cold, water bath for your eggs, as this is what
will immediately stop them from cooking and retain the
texture that you’re aiming for. Alright, so now that our water is boiling, we can add our eggs. Turn the heat to low
while you add the eggs, as this will stop them from
bouncing around and cracking. But once you’ve placed
them all in, you can turn the heat back up. I love my stainless steel
skimmer, as it makes adding and removing the eggs
from the pot super easy, and I’ll link this in the
description box below. As soon as the eggs have
been added to the water I start a timer. And today, because I’m
showing you a variety of eggs, I’ll remove them at six,
eight, 10, 12 and 14 minutes, which spans a pretty wide
variety of soft-boiled and hard-boiled eggs. (uplifting music) Now, not to get the eggs all mixed up, I’m writing their cook
time on the shell today after they’ve had a minute to cool down in the ice water bath. (uplifting music) When it comes to peeling the
egg and removing the shell, I always find it’s easiest
to start at the thick end of the egg. There’s usually a bit of
an air bubble on that end, and it’s easier to get under the membrane that separates the shell from the egg. Running the egg under cold
water while you’re peeling helps as well. (uplifting music) Alright, let’s slice open these eggs, and see how they turned out. This first egg is our six
minute egg, and it should be quite soft with a liquidy
yolk but the whites should be fairly cooked. For our eight minute egg,
the yolk will still be soft, but it’s not liquid or jammy anymore. Our 10 minute egg is the
softest of what I’d consider hard-boiled and there’s
just a smidge of softness left in the yolk. Our 12 minute egg is a bit
firmer, with a lighter yolk, and this is the time I
cook most frequently, when I make hard-boiled eggs. Lastly, our 14 minute
egg is your traditional, hard-boiled egg, with the
lightest yolk and a firm white, but it’s not overcooked
and there’s no green tinge around the yolk. Once you get the hang of
cooking eggs this way, you can experiment with the
time that you like best. And by starting all of
the eggs at the same time in boiling water, you can
easily cook an assortment for the entire family,
including six, eight, 10, 12, and 14 minute eggs. When it comes to my personal
preference, I’ll make six minute eggs if I’m
serving up soft-boiled eggs in an egg cup, and you guys
know from my meal prep video, that I love six and a half minute eggs, which are soft but slightly jammy, to top on toast and salads. For hard-boiled eggs,
I’ll use 12 minute eggs in my potato salad recipe
or for deviled eggs. Alright, that’s it for
today’s egg cooking tutorial. I hope you guys enjoyed
this video, and if you did, make sure to give it a
thumbs up and hit that subscribe button below, so you don’t miss next week’s video.

100 thoughts on “PERFECT BOILED EGGS (EVERY TIME) | hard boiled eggs + soft boiled eggs”

  1. Downshiftology says:

    Hi guys! love eggs and the perfect soft and hard boiled eggs are beautiful thing. I've got lots more tips including how to store your eggs, how to make them easier to peel and an egg cook timing chart – all on the blog post linked in the video description box. What's your favorite recipe to make with hard and soft boiled eggs? Let me know! xo – Lisa

  2. Relaxing Gaming says:

    Thanks for the insight on the so fucking difficult topic

  3. Danzen Shisui says:

    for people that eat soft boil….GET OUTTA MY FACE

  4. Sam Witte says:

    when youre 2

  5. Peace Please says:

    Great way of explaining things. You are amazing at what you do Madam. Thanks from Ganesh in India. May God bless you for the way you are teaching and helping people with your great videos.

  6. Dina Goukassian says:

    I love the 7 minute

  7. Scott says:

    Make hard boiled eggs in an electric pressure cooker. It’s way easier. Use the trivet. PC for 4 min for a gel like consistency. Up to 7 min for the hard yellow. The in between is 5min. Not to hard not to soft. When done, immediately release the steam and put them in an ice bath for about 8min.

  8. Tina Alicia says:

    I love the 8 min egg.

  9. Qyzuu says:

    0:02 You mean HowToBasic?

  10. Qyzuu says:

    I prefer the 6 minute egg

  11. sarcasm boi says:

    My grandparents boil eggs untill the yolk is fully green 🤢

  12. BRITNEYBEE says:

    8 minute egg is 🥳🥳

  13. Ped Exzing says:

    Using a spider like that can still crack the eggs. Dropping them from as little as a centimeter can crack them. It's easier just to use tongs to place them in gently in or, if you want to go through the trouble, drop a folded paper towel into the water first to act as a cushion.

  14. Ivy Sunflower says:

    Goodness! Thank you for all this information!! 🙂

  15. Phuck You says:

    Watch, "What's Wrong With Eggs? The Truth About The Egg Industry 🍳" by Erin Janus on youtube.

  16. Ibra Ali says:

    Thanx beauty

  17. k htut says:

    Good job !

  18. Abz Art says:

    thank you for this!

  19. Cross says:

    Mines is 7

  20. Dixk Xio says:

    H hi hh

  21. PC Entertainment says:

    More than a million nibbas and nibbis dont knoe how to boil egg😃

  22. infundere says:

    The eggs crack open when they touch the hot water

  23. Onelegged Wonder says:

    I was told to watch this video, and he was right, this is the best video I have ever seen on how to boil eggs. They turn out perfect! BTW I had to increase my boiling time by one minute because I am at 5000 feet elevation. Thank you for such a great how to video….

  24. Niki 9ine says:

    This should be 10 second video

  25. spike says:

    And I still mess this up.

  26. Rajeshwar Sharma says:

    Do the size and number of eggs affect the timing?

  27. Maria Becerra says:

    I’m 12 i want them cooked all the way but Idk what time it should cook

  28. Blue Victory says:

    Outstanding! I used your method for hard boiled eggs and not only did they come out looking absolutely perfect, they also were very easy to peel! Thank you for this stellar method! 👍👏

  29. Master Chief says:

    Wow that was eggcellent!

  30. Tøkÿø Gød says:

    Thank you soo much! I was very hungry and my parents where not home, so I decided to make some deviled eggs, he first egg I put was it fully boiled. And the second egg was fully cooked because of this video! Thank you!! 🙏🏻

  31. Athletic says:

    hi dear i need your help

  32. Justin F says:

    I Boil mine for 35 minutes. I go all out

  33. RKR Gaming says:

    i prefer 12 mins

  34. Robert J. Holtz says:


  35. Zach Morris says:

    So for deviled eggs you should go 8 minutes plus I'm guessing

  36. Mustapha Simpson says:

    14 mins eggs worked perfect for me! Thanks

  37. Crystal Blue says:

    30 minutes for me👍

  38. Zedhead187 says:

    I put them in cold water and bring it to a boil, then just turn off the burner and let them sit. 15 mins later take them out and put them in the fridge if I want them chilled. Perfect everytime with no way of messing it up.

  39. Tahmina Spanta says:

    this was perfect!

  40. Vietnam Vet says:

    how long in the ice?

  41. RatTaxi says:

    Well, you got me! Bought a vitamix yesterday and beginning meal prep today!.

  42. oksills says:

    Brilliant! The perfect solution; finally!!!

  43. califdad4 says:

    I don't pre boil because they very often crack , Im picky and like hard boiled eggs hard boiled so I do them 15- 20 minutes, always do these in a light weight sauce pan

  44. Emilio Deik says:


  45. Malak Karim says:

    I am learning to do kitchen stuff .. and my fingers just got burnt doing these

  46. Michael says:

    This works! Followed your exact directions and went with the 12 minute cook time and… The eggs came out PERFECT! Many thanks, from a man that embarrassingly failed many attempts at making boiled eggs before.

  47. Louis Koerner says:

    Thank you for showing me these different types. I'm fairly new to this cooking an eating thing people do. I'm definitely gonna subscribe. And if your not busy sometime, I'd luv to take you out. Thankz again.

  48. hide replies says:

    I have my cold water running then i immediately set the pot in the sink then let the cold water run over the eggs for 15 minutes.

  49. Kevin Evans says:

    Thanks tips!!! Im new to eating and found this not only informative but entertaining:)

  50. Ulices Pedraza says:

    When your 20 and you have to cook for yourself

  51. The Hurricane says:

    Mmmmmm chicken periods yummy

  52. Korican1133 says:

    How are you cleaning your cutting board?

  53. abalone317 says:

    I come back to your video every time I want to cook boiled eggs 🙂 It's fool proof! Thank you!!

  54. applesomething says:

    Whoa. Awesome rundown. I like them at all stages 😄

  55. TubysBasement says:

    Thank you! I actually messed up boiling eggs recently!

  56. Elizabeth Oberly says:

    I followed all the directions and tried to make 6 and 1/2 minute eggs but the eggs were extremely hard to peel and the yolk was extremely runny. On one of the eggs, even the white wasn’t completely cooked so I ended up throwing it out. I was using eggs from a farm, even though they were about a week old. Do you think that could have something to do with it? I have also made your poached eggs before multiple times and have had success, although recently they didn’t come out right when I used the farm eggs.

  57. Alvin Vega Valle says:

    This is no joke. I've just hard boiled four eggs using her method and they came out perfect! Never in my life has it happen. Always when peeling my eggs some would just get messed up. I'm mind blown! Nobody told me about the thicker part of the egg with the air bubble. Food Network you failed lol.

  58. AM44 _ says:

    Damn it! I came here for 20 mins eggs 😢

  59. Allen crowe says:

    I just wanted to let you know that this is the best most perfect hard-boiled egg I've ever made in my life! You're definitely right about putting them into the boiling water gently, experimenting for the first time I dropped went in normally it did crack and shot across like a rocket in the water leaving a trail of egg behind lol. But then I put in two different batches back-to-back letting him sit five minutes in the ice bath and they came out perfect!

  60. Cheap Ship says:

    The 8 min egg is my favorite. I’ve tried this kind of eggs for breakfast in Japan and man they’re bomb

  61. Chas Gantz says:

    egg timer works great for me, the I cool them with cold sink water a few times, and they peel perfect every time.

  62. Silver’sPeak says:

    You shouldn’t keep eggs in the fridge

  63. Kiks' says:

    what happens if I don't wait for the water to boil in order to put the eggs?

  64. Storm Williams says:

    I just want a damn boiled egg… this is too much for that

  65. LETZ VISIT says:

    I’ve never kept my eggs in the fridge I store my products as I buy them in the shops tbh

  66. Edward Chavez says:

    You got my egg boiled hard

  67. Richard Ainsworth says:

    Thank you so much for the video, very informative.

  68. William Baynes says:

    Amazingly awesome! I'm 81 years old, widowed, and just learned how to cook eggs! A big……Thank you! 💕👍

  69. nataru says:

    Thank you so much! My eggs have never looked so nice ☺

  70. Argon Wheatbelly says:

    This is how I cook them. Excellent!!! As for the video, it was to the point, informative, and fun to watch. Thank you!

  71. AK Boost BBQ says:

    Well done. Eggcellent!

  72. dave angel says:

    Boil them till the yellow is hard is best way

  73. dan james says:

    Just made soft boiled egg's with your video…they turned out purrrrfect…!!…Thank you….!!

  74. Agosto Ceilings says:

    Great video, very thorough.

  75. THE SHARK says:

    i like mine at 27 minuets

  76. BlackRadiance says:

    You're Wonderful…thank you

  77. Craig Nadj1 says:

    I find it isnt the bouncing around that cracks the eggs but the sudden change in temperature. I can slow the water to still add my eggs and still get a cracked egg or 2.

  78. Arcenio 46 says:

    8 and 6 for me😋

  79. DumbHead Henry says:

    How long to you keep it in the ice bath?

  80. Houston Crawford says:

    Yay! Thank you! I’m a fresh bachelor. And well she did all the cooking. So I’m starting small!

  81. Raw Oyster says:

    I like an egg in between your 6 minutes and 8 minutes eggs.
    Wonder how long should I cook it for 🤔

  82. Samsulak ARMY.👊👊👍👍 says:

    mam you are so qute

  83. Samsulak ARMY.👊👊👍👍 says:

    12 min for me

  84. borngeek says:

    The entire gym bros community thanks you .

  85. Abhijeet mehra says:

    Aapka naam kya hai

  86. KTnarnia says:

    FYI: When you purchase eggs from the store, they are most likely already a week old, if not older.

  87. Moon Wù says:

    is it ok to use cold water instead of ice cold water?

  88. Aaron Rodriguez says:

    She’s so beautiful I love her. I bet she’s best mom ever.

  89. TheRangeControl says:

    Will you be cooking Sous Vide at any time in the near future?

  90. Hey Chambers, read my comment says:

    Thank you youtube mom, very cool

  91. Rocky jet Daguyen says:

    Perfect soft boiled eggs are about 5 minutes. That's from gordon and marco piere

  92. MonsieurAlgorithme says:

    Phd in eggs ?!

  93. R.I.P Stan the man says:

    15 minutes for me

  94. Naing Khant Htet says:

    Thank you so much for this video

  95. MeliPoppin says:

    12-14 minutes for me 🥰😂

  96. c Milam says:

    I have searching and have tried all conceivable method to boil eggs. Eureka! Tried your method for 6 1/2 minute and 12 min. eggs. Success! Thank-you

  97. Rick Bailey says:

    The most pertinent question in my experience is: Did you use hard water or soft water in which to boil the eggs? With soft water it's much easier to peel them. Hard water makes them much harder to peel, but if you add baking soda to the water it helps…a little.

  98. Viscount Lovell says:

    Thank you for a great method. Was making Deviled Eggs and decided to try a soft boiled egg. Tried the 8 minute and the 12 . EXCELLENT!

  99. Elkyrja Malaininen says:

    3 minute for me

  100. Al says:

    I know this is an older video but thank you so much! I was looking for a simple 'how to make soft boiled eggs' but this is way better because it shows you how to make a variety of boiled eggs! I realize I don't like the 6 minute one and I prefer the 8 minute and will start boiling my eggs for 8 minutes! (I also realized I should have a bowl of ice water so they don't keep cooking after being taken out the pot LOL)

    Great insightful video! <3

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