There's a new way to boil an egg 8 years ago

There's a new way to boil an egg

Packed with protein, low in calories and ready in minutes, the boiled egg is a staple meal or snack for the average Irish family. 

And while it might have been one of the first foods you learned to cook yourself, it turns out you may have been doing it wrong all these years.

For the perfect hard boiled egg is achieved by steaming rather than boiling. Yep, that's right: to cook eggs to a lovely sunny yellow inside, all you need is a pot containing one inch of water.

And now food blogger Alexis Kornblum of Lexi's Clean Kitchen has created this handy infographic to show us how it's done.


Here’s what you need to do:


1. Place 1 inch of water into your pot
2. Place steamer insert into pot
3. Cover pot and bring to a boil
4. Add eggs into the steamer basket, cover, and cook for 6-11 minutes (soft-boiled —> hard-boiled)
5. Remove and place eggs directly into a bowl of ice cold water, peel and enjoy!

"You can find a million different ways to make the “perfect” hard/soft-boiled egg on the internet." says Kornblum. "Take it from me, I’ve tried them all! Finally I stumbled across the trick. The only way I will make hard or soft boiled eggs again!"