Why do my boiled eggs take 40 mins to boil fully

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Moonlight rain
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I have no problem with fried eggs that takes minutes but boiled eggs takes me forever
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(Original post by Moonlight rain)
I have no problem with fried eggs that takes minutes but boiled eggs takes me forever
boil it in already boiled water. Get a big deep pan. Boil barrereeeeee water in a kettle. Add to pan. Put on hob and add salt.
Add eggs.. enjoy boiled eggs.
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boil it in already boiled water. Get a big deep pan. Boil barrereeeeee water in a kettle. Add to pan. Put on hob and add salt.
Add eggs.. enjoy boiled eggs.
Omds that’s probably why it takes so long! I put it in cold water. Thank you
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(Original post by Moonlight rain)
I put it in cold water.
WHAT
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(Original post by Wannabevetnurse)
WHAT
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(Original post by Wannabevetnurse)
WHAT
Lmaooo.
So if I put the kettle on and use that water to boil the eggs then how long should it take?
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(Original post by Moonlight rain)
Lmaooo.
So if I put the kettle on and use that water to boil the eggs then how long should it take?
Depends on how you want the yolk to turn out.

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(Original post by Gofre)
Depends on how you want the yolk to turn out.

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12 minutes?? Jesus Christ I really was doing it wrong. Now I can finally have them for breakfast!
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Are you fully boiling the water beforehand?
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(Original post by Moonlight rain)
Omds that’s probably why it takes so long! I put it in cold water. Thank you
Also, if you are at 'altitude' - water boils at less than 212 deg F - so it takes longer - unless you use a pressure cooker.
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(Original post by Gofre)
Depends on how you want the yolk to turn out.

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This has now been saved in my cooking photos and references thank you!!
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(Original post by Wannabevetnurse)
boil it in already boiled water. Get a big deep pan. Boil barrereeeeee water in a kettle. Add to pan. Put on hob and add salt.
Add eggs.. enjoy boiled eggs.
why do you need salt?!
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(Original post by Gofre)
Depends on how you want the yolk to turn out.

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3 minutes is correct. All the other ones are burnt.
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3 minutes is correct. All the other ones are burnt.
Agreed, yolks that aren't runny are an abomination.
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why do you need salt?!
You don't really with a boiled egg, the shell isn't permeable by salt in this sort of a cook time.
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laughin at this majorly
cold water
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(Original post by Gofre)
You don't really with a boiled egg, the shell isn't permeable by salt in this sort of a cook time.
Yes. Hence my question.
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Yes. Hence my question.
I know, hence my answer- you don't need salt.
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I know, hence my answer- you don't need salt.
I wasn't asking you
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I wasn't asking you
But it's a public forum, so I answered anyway.
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(Original post by Gofre)
Depends on how you want the yolk to turn out.

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5 mins and under is just DEMONIC like what are you doing?
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