How long after the water boils does it take boiled eggs to cook???

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by cjeanean, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I'm boiling eggs for potato salad, and I need to know: after the water boils, how long until the eggs are done??? Thanks!!!
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    After the water boils I take mine off the heat and let them set covered for about 20 minutes.
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Quote:Same here
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    thanks, everyone!!!
  5. geoaware

    geoaware Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Southern Maine
    For soft boiled eggs (the ones you dip toast soldiers into), put the eggs in when the water is boiling and take out at exactly 5 mins.....

    .....unless you live in Denver, then its 5.5 minutes (found out by trial and error)

    So why..???? Cause water boils at a lower temperature at altitude..
  6. freshegg

    freshegg Songster

    May 15, 2008
    10 minutes
  7. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    For hard boiled eggs, bring to boil, time for 12 min (I do not like mine wet at all in the center) but DH loves his 2 min egg mashed over toast.
    If it was for Canary baby food then they were cooked 20 min to ensure sterilization. I do not think there is an exact science to the process, trial and error to what suits your taste.
    If you have our type eggs, less then week old (gulp and gag) you can use them raw, eggnog etc. YUCK....[​IMG]
  8. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Shreveport, La
    Thanks for posting this one.. my mom has always laughed becasue for some reason, my mind refuses to store egg-boiling information!! I have had to call her EVERYTIME I boil eggs to ask how long, ect... Now, I just look it up on Google!


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