Hard-Cooked Eggs: Eggs with a firm white and a solid cooked yolk

How to Cook Perfectly Boiled Eggs

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Looking for the perfect hard, medium, or soft-cooked egg? It’s really very simple…just follow along with the photos below (or click on any photo to see larger as a slideshow).

Hard-Cooked Eggs: Eggs with a firm white and a solid cooked yolk
or…
Medium and soft cooked eggs following the exact same method, just adjust the time they stay covered in the hot water.
Medium Cooked Eggs: have a firm white and a slightly softer, sticky yolk. – Time: 6 minutes
Soft Cooked Eggs: have a firm white and a gooey, runny yolk. – Time: 3 minutes

Cooked Egg Storage Tips:

For hard-cooked eggs, you can store them unpeeled, in their shells in
the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

~ Or ~

Peeled eggs can be stored covered in cold water in a glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid for up to 1 week. Change out water daily.

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