Can you boil an egg in 3 minutes

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “Can you boil an egg in 3 minutes?” We will also discuss What is the secret tip to boiling an egg in 3 minutes? How can you boil an egg in just 3 minutes? What is the shelf life of soft-boiled eggs? And finally, How can you peel your soft-boiled eggs smoothly?

Can you boil an egg in 3 minutes?

Yes, you can boil an egg in 3 minutes. This is one of the most popular and favourite easy quick methods that you can use to get the perfect healthy and tasty soft-boiled eggs that will bulk up any meal, as a snack, or as a perfect dipper for your toast.

The cooking time of an egg depends on many factors, mainly your personal preference of how cooked your egg is, the condition of the eggs whether they are at room temperature or refrigerated as well as their size.

In this article,  we will give you instructions on how you can boil soft eggs easily and super fast in just 3 minutes after we have researched different methods!! 

So if you are excited about boiling eggs in 3 minutes like a pro and benefit from its numerous health benefits, read till the end to know the tips and tricks to get this result. 

What is the secret tip to boiling an egg in 3 minutes? 

If you like soft-boiled eggs but are still puzzled about whether you should start by putting your eggs in cold water and then bring them to a boil or in already boiling water, here is the answer.

Instead of putting your eggs in cold water and waiting for them to boil, you can simply reduce your waiting time by boiling the water first before adding the egg to the pot.

However, it is important to know that putting your egg into warm water will, unfortunately, cause the membrane to stick to the shell making the peeling of the egg more difficult.

Besides, you can also use another technique that simply combines boiling water and steam. Are you wondering how?

Let me tell you, using this technique relies on boiling superfast with only one inch of water in the pot just to create the steam you need, instead of waiting several minutes to boil water in a full pot.

Then all you should do is cover your pot with a lid after carefully placing your egg so that it will cook your soft boiled egg so quickly and evenly by the steam and the boiling water that surrounds it in just three minutes.

How can you boil an egg in just 3 minutes?

If you are craving or even prefer to eat soft-boiled eggs, here are simple step-by-step instructions that you can easily follow to make soft-boiled yolk and set white perfectly every time.

  • Put some water in a pot and bring to boil on the stovetop over high heat.
  • Place carefully the number of eggs you want to boil into the boiling pot, but be sure they are not overcrowded and fit comfortably.
  •  to avoid cracking
  • Add a sprinkle of salt to the boiling pot
  • Set the kitchen timer on for 3 minutes
  • Reduce the heat to keep the water just bubbling not fast boiling
  • Stir the boiling egg 
  • Once the time is up remove your soft boiled eggs from the pot by using a slotted spoon or tongs
  • Put the soft boiled egg into an egg cup and serve immediately or tap them gently against a hard surface to peel away the shell

Bon appetit

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What is the shelf life of soft-boiled eggs?

Soft boiled eggs that are cooked for only 3 minutes will last for about two days in the refrigerator once their shell is on. 

How can you peel your soft-boiled eggs smoothly?

There are several reasons behind the difficulty in peeling the eggs, but it is known that fresh eggs are usually difficult to peel compared to the old ones that peel easier. 

In this section, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to peel a boiled egg smoothly. 

  • Add one teaspoon of  vinegar or baking soda to the boiling water
  • Before cooking your eggs, poke their bottom with a needle

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “Can you boil an egg in 3 minutes?” We have also discussed What is the secret tip to boiling an egg in 3 minutes? How can you boil an egg in just 3 minutes? What is the shelf life of soft-boiled eggs? And finally, How can you peel your soft-boiled eggs smoothly?

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

References

https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-soft-boil-an-egg-4171540#:~:text=Cooking%20time%20for%20a%20 soft,the%20white%20is%20fully%20set

https://www.copymethat.com/r/r9I3iLxCB/perfect-3-minute-eggs-hard-boiled/
https://www.egginfo.co.uk/recipes/how-boil-egg
https://www.loveandlemons.com/how-to-make-soft-boiled-eggs/

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