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Apr 20, 2012

How to Boil an Egg

Eggs are a rich source of protein and vitamins and are generally healthy to eat, unless you have a high cholesterol level.You can eat eggs raw, boiled or cooked in a pan as scrambled eggs or an omelet. Boiling eggs is one of the easiest ways to prepare them; this eHow will provide instructions on how to boil an egg in six simple steps.

1 Place the raw egg in a saucepan.

2 Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 1 inch above the egg.

3 Place the saucepan on a stove and cook over medium heat until the water begins to boil.

4 Reduce the heat to low.

5 Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 10 to 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.

6 Remove the egg with a spoon or ladle and let it cool slowly, or run cold water over it to cool it more quickly.