These hands are made for cooking. And that’s just what they’ll do. Today these hands are going to boil a perfect little egg for you.

How to Perfectly Boil an Egg

  • Prep Time:0 minutes
  • Cook Time:10-15 minutes
  • Total Time:10-15 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 egg
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  • Step 1

    Choose a perfect egg. Feel free to use these instructions to boil up to a dozen eggs if your tiny little hands can handle that much heavy lifting.

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  • Step 2

    Fill a pot with cold water. I know that starting with cold water seems counterintuitive, but just trust me.

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  • Step 3

    Fully submerge your perfect little egg, then bring the cold water to a rolling boil.

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  • Step 4

    When the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot.

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  • Step 5

    Let your perfect little egg sit perfectly in its perfect little pot of perfectly hot water for 10 minutes.

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  • Step 6

    Move your egg from the pot of hot water to a bowl of ice water. Be careful not to burn your tiny little hands!

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  • Step 7

    Crack that perfect little egg open. Don’t worry, it won’t feel a thing.

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  • Step 8

    Use your tiny little hands to carefully peel the shell off of the egg.

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  • Step 9


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