Can you put eggs straight into boiling water?
Lower your eggs straight from the fridge into already-boiling water, or place them in a steamer insert in a covered pot, steaming at full blast on the stovetop.
If boiling, lower the heat to the barest simmer.
Cook the eggs for 11 minutes for hard or six minutes for soft.
Should I boil water before adding eggs?
Some people suggest starting with the eggs in cold water and bringing the whole pot to a boil together. Others suggest boiling the water first and then dropping the eggs in. During our testing, we tried both methods — and the cold water method was the clear winner.
How long should I boil eggs?
Put the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once the water is at a rolling boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot with the lid. Allow the eggs to sit in the hot water for the following times according to the desired doneness: 3 minutes for SOFT boiled; 6 minutes for MEDIUM boiled; 12 minutes for HARD boiled.
Do you boil eggs in cold or hot water?
First, place the eggs in a saucepan. Add enough water so that there is an inch of water covering the eggs. Heat the water until it’s just about to boil, then take the pot off the heat and cover it. Let the eggs sit in the hot water for 25 minutes, then plunge them in ice water.
How long do you leave hard boiled eggs in cold water?
Turn off heat, cover and let it sit for 13 minutes. After exactly 13 minutes, remove the eggs from the pan and place them in an ice-water bath and let them cool for five minutes.