The Perfect Medium Boiled Egg
I feel like in life there are a handful of things you need to learn how to do… to just basically say you did your part in living your best life… or at minimum just lived:
Ride a Bike
Read a Book
Boil an Egg
I’ll be honest, the last one had me stumped me for quite some years up until recently. I have read and tried countless ways to get the best boiled egg… medium as I like to call it. You know the kind… ever so slightly soft in the center, but hard enough to make creamy deviled eggs out of… that’s “medium” right there :) That was easy to peel and didn’t have the questionable grey ring around it.
Well, I figured it out… and I can officially say I’ve accomplished all of life’s basics and I’m tapping out for the day!
Fill a pot with enough warm water to cover an egg by 1 inch. Do not place the eggs in the water yet, just test the water level by using an egg to make sure there is enough water to cover it by 1 inch, then remove the egg.
Bring the pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
Place eggs in boiling water and set timer for 12 minutes. Keep on medium-high heat, it will take a couple minutes for the water to boil again.
Add a pinch of salt to the water.
Turn off heat once timer has ended, remove eggs, and place them in an ice bath.
Peel eggs under cool running water.