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How long to cook eggs for different degrees of doneness: a table for determining consistency

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How to cook eggs properly. Source: pexels

Every person who eats eggs knows exactly what consistency of yolk they like best. But boiling an egg with your favorite yolk can sometimes be quite difficult because if you leave it in water for even half a minute, the yolk will be overcooked.

How long to cook eggs for different degrees of doneness: a table for determining consistency

Recently, the Mirror published an article that provides a table of eggs. Thanks to this table, you'll never overcook an egg yolk again, and you'll always get it exactly the consistency you want.

How long to cook eggs for different degrees of doneness: a table for determining consistency

According to the table, boiling eggs for 4 minutes will produce the runniest white possible. Cooking the eggs for up to 6 minutes will result in a runny yolk that can be used to dip toast.

How long to cook eggs for different degrees of doneness: a table for determining consistency

If you cook the eggs for 10 minutes, you will end up with a fully cooked egg, but the center will be a little soft. After steaming them for another 1-2 minutes, the yolk will become completely solid. But for an egg to be completely cooked, it needs to be cooked for 19 minutes.

How long to cook eggs for different degrees of doneness: a table for determining consistency

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