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Low Carb Tip: How to boil an egg perfectly


Jonno ProudfootHealth & Nutrition
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Here is an easy way to boil an egg, that works for all stages of boiling an egg on your low carb journey to make sure you do it perfectly every time.

Boiling an egg is considered a cooking-basic and something everybody should know how to do and is one of the best low carb food sources of nutrition. Although it is so simple, it can be complicated, because so many people have so many different ways of doing it. Here is an easy way to boil an egg, that works for all stages of boiling an egg, as well as some tips to make sure you do it perfectly every time and eating healthy foods at the same time

 

Tips to making the perfect boiled egg:

  • Cold eggs that are chucked into boiling water crack and make a mess in your pot. Avoid this angst by making sure your eggs are kept at room temperature and not in the fridge.
  • Fresh farm eggs need a half a minute more to cook, so factor that into your cooking time.
  • An egg timer is a great thing to get into the habit of using; guesstimating can mean green eggs with powdery and rubbery whites. Ugh!
  • Use a small pot and just cover the eggs with about 1cm of water. If there is too much space in the pot, the eggs could crash into each other and crack. Cooking eggs in simmering water and not actually boiling them also eliminates the risk of “egg-on collision.”
  • As soon as they are done, plunge them into cold water. If you are peeling them, doing it in the water makes it easier to remove the shells.

 

How to actually boil an egg:

  • Place a small saucepan on the stove with enough water in it to just cover the eggs. Bring the water up to a rolling boil.
  • Using a slotted spoon, gently lower the eggs into the pot, making sure not to drop them onto the bottom and break them.
  • Turn on your timer!
  • Give the eggs a gentle stir in the boiling water for one minute to set the yolk in the centre of the egg and then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer.
  • When the time is up, take them off the heat. Cut off the top for dippy eggs, or pop them into cold water for harder eggs.

 

The timing:

  • 4 minutes means a soft white and a runny yolk.
  • 6 – 7 minutes is a medium egg that has a slightly soft yolk.
  • 10 minutes gives you a boiled egg.

Once you’ve made the perfect hard-boiled egg, why not try this trick and make them heart-shaped for this week of love?

 

Heart-shaped egg video:

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