Boiled Eggs : How Many Minutes To Boil An Egg

Soft-boiled eggs are typically cooked by placing the eggs in a pan of boiling water and then simmering for approximately 3-4 minutes.

Eggs are typically boiled for 10-18 minutes, depending on the size of the egg.

  • If you are using large eggs, cook the eggs for 4 minutes, for a runny yolk and 6 minutes for a medium-boiled egg, where the yolk is only slightly runny.
  • For medium sized eggs, reduce these cooking times by one minute.
  • Extra large eggs, add on one minute.

Boiled Eggs

Egg Size Degree of Doneness Time Required
Medium Soft-cooked yolk 3 minutes
Medium-cooked yolk 5 minutes
Hard-cooked yolk 12 minutes
Large Soft-cooked yolk 4 to 5 minutes
Medium-cooked yolk 6 minutes
Hard-cooked yolk 17 minutes
Extra Large Soft-cooked yolk 5 minutes
Medium-cooked yolk 7 to 8 minutes
Hard-cooked yolk 19 minutes
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