Learn the right way to boil an egg in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.
-Today, I'm going to show you how easy it is to boil an egg. First, place the fresh eggs in a saucepan then enough cold water to cover the eggs by at least 1 inch. Place your eggs over medium high heat and bring the water to a boil. There are 2 methods for boiling your eggs. You can either cover the saucepan, remove it from heat, and let them stand for that 15 minutes or you can leave the pan uncovered, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Next, carefully drain hot water then run the eggs under cold water for about 1 minute. Finally, to remove the shell, tap the egg gently on the counter and peel off the shell, rinsing under cool water if the shell sticks. And that's how you boil an egg.