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How to boil eggs properly: Yevhen Klopotenko shares two proven methods

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
How long to boil eggs
How long to boil eggs

Eggs are a valuable product, without which many people find it difficult to imagine breakfast. Experts recommend eating them daily if you are not allergic. It is worth noting that it is best to eat boiled eggs but only if the yolk is liquid. They should not be fried, but you can still make poached eggs.

Dishes with eggs

Culinary expert Yevhen Klopotenko shared tips on how to cook eggs properly to make them healthy on his YouTube channel. (to watch the video, scroll to the end).

Boiled eggs

1. The first method

How to boil eggs correctly

The chef advises putting all the eggs in a saucepan, pouring cold water 3 cm above the surface.

How to boil the perfect eggs for a salad

"Do not pour hot water as there is a chance that the eggs will crack due to the temperature difference, especially those that are fresh from the refrigerator," the cook advises.

Chicken eggs

Next, put the pot on the stove and bring it to a boil over high heat. Then add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and, as soon as the eggs boil, immediately remove the pan from the stove. After that, cover with a lid and set a timer.

Boiled eggs
They will be cooked in hot water

Klopotenko noted that this method makes it possible to obtain yolks with a more delicate and velvety structure.

How to cook a poached egg correctly
The degree of hardness of the yolk and its color will depend on how long the egg remains in the water

A secret from a cook: to peel shells easier, you need to transfer the eggs from hot water to ice water.

What to cook with eggs

Time and texture of eggs:

  • 4 minutes
  • 6 minutes - the yolk in such eggs will be denser at the edges, but in the middle it will be liquid and spread a little.
Delicious poached egg for breakfast
  • 8 minutes
  • 10-12 minutes

2. The second method

Chicken eggs

Put the eggs in a saucepan, cover with water, put on the stove, bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium.

How long to cook soft-boiled eggs:

  • 4-5 minutes for soft-boiled eggs
  • 6 minutes for hard-boiled eggs
  • 7 minutes for creamy hard-boiled eggs
How to boil eggs correctly
  • 8 minutes for hard but still creamy eggs
  • 9 minutes

It's worth noting that eggs can be used to make not only omelets and scrambled eggs but also stuffed eggs. They can also be added to salads and pies.

Salad with eggs

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