I am using large grade AA eggs. If you use smaller eggs, your time may vary.
What to do...
- Get a pin and pierce the eggshell at the flat-end. There is a small air sack located here and by making a small pinhole here, you will help minimize the possibility of your egg cracking during the boiling (this is an optional step)
- Place your eggs in the bottom of a pan
- Add enough cold water to cover the eggs
- Add a pinch of salt
- Place lid on the pan, but allow the steam to escape
- Place pan on the stove and turn to high
- When the water starts to boil, set your timer for eight minutes
- Let boil
- For a soft-boiled egg it was suggested by one of my commentors to just leave them for three to four minutes
- This procedure stops the cooking process
Peeling the little guys...
- Crack your egg from top to bottom
- Under cold water, rub the egg between your hands. This will help loosen the membrane that is between the shell and the egg and make the shell come off much easier
- Peel your egg