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Tips to achieve a perfect hard-boiled or cooked egg

28 mayo, 2021

For breakfast did you crave a hard-boiled or boiled egg? Doing so seems simple, but it has its joke. We share the best tips to make it perfect for you.

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How to cook a hard-boiled or hard-boiled egg

How to cook boiled or boiled egg

If you want to make a boiled or boiled egg, follow these tips and learn to take the correct time. (Photo: Getty Images)

There are two ways to do it: the basic and advanced way:

Basic: soft cooked

  1. Heat water in a small pot over high heat, and just after they start to boil, slowly add 4 eggs. Make sure they are completely submerged.
  2. Boil the eggs for 5 to 6 minutes, then rinse them in cold water. They are a great option for ramen or avocado toast.

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Advanced: medium to hard

  • 7 minutes: Medium soft, perfect for chopping strips of toast or bread sticks on them.
  • 9 minutes: Medium to hard, good for a Caesar salad.
  • 11 minutes: Hard completely. Perfect for making salad for sandwiches.

Cooking tip– Add a tablespoon of butter for every two eggs to make them softer and creamier.

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How to keep eggs fresh?

Fresher eggs

Learn how to keep your eggs fresh. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • Keep the eggs out of the refrigerator in a cool place, where there are not many changes in temperature.
  • If you prefer to keep them in the refrigerator, keep them in the center where the temperature is constant, rather than on the door. Also, keep them in their carton so they don’t absorb odors from other foods.

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How to recognize if they are fresh?

A fresh egg will sink to the bottom when you put it in a bowl of water, while an old egg will float.

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