One of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking, eggs are also great just on their own. Because of its high protein content, a boiled egg on toast is a great way to kick off your day. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to boil your egg, soft or hard, to perfection.
- Place a raw egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
- Cook on medium heat until boiling.
- Lower heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes for a soft boiled egg, 4-6 minutes for a medium boiled egg or 10-12 minutes for a hard boiled egg.
- Remove egg with a spoon and run cold water over it before peeling.
Keep in mind that that overcooking an egg can cause a green ring to appear around the yolk because of iron and sulfur content. This won’t affect the taste, but it will reduce the protein content.