How do you perfectly boil an egg? Well, I suppose it depends on what you want it for. Runny yolks are great for ramen. Hard yolks are appropriate for deviled eggs. Above shows eggs boiled for 8, 10, 12, and 14 minutes using the technique described below. Choose your time!
- 6 eggs
- 1 quart water
Bring 1 quart of water to boil over medium-high heat using a 2 quart saucepan. As the water heats, prick the blunt end of the eggs and let them sit out at room temperature.
When the water reaches a rolling boil, carefully lower eggs into the water. Boil for 8-14 minutes depending on how you like the yolk. Choose 8 minutes for runny yolks (or even less time if the egg will be sitting in the ramen for a bit) and up to 14 minutes for harder yolks.
Drain eggs and submerge in an ice bath.
Let eggs cool, and then drain. Use them right away or refrigerate them for later.