The trick to hard and soft boiled eggs

The Trick to Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs
The Trick to Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs

Eggs can be boiled, scrambled, poached, fried ... the list goes on. In the video above, you'll learn how to start with the basics: how to soft and hard boil eggs. As you'll discover, the difference between the two versions is just a matter of minutes. This is why it's super important to set your timer! Otherwise, you may end up with an egg yolk that has a gray exterior to it, which means the egg has been overcooked.

When it comes to hard boiling, you'll want to put the eggs in a small pot, cover them in about an inch of water and bring it to a boil. Remove the pot from the heat, cover it and let the eggs sit anywhere from 6 to 11 minutes, depending on how cooked you like your yolks. (You can see what each length of time looks like in the video.)

For soft boiling, you first bring a pot of water to a boil. Then, add the eggs quickly but gently into the water with a spoon and turn the heat off, cover the pot and set your timer for 4 to 6 minutes.

Watch the video above to see each method for hard and soft boiling eggs in action.

Related Video:

How to Make Breakfast Salmon Scrambled Eggs
How to Make Breakfast Salmon Scrambled Eggs

More from Martha Stewart:
Quick, One-Pot Meal Ideas To Feed the Whole Family
20 Classic Comfort Food Recipes from Martha Stewart
36 Dinners You Can Make in Just 15 Minutes!
42 Slow-Cooker Recipes Worth the Wait
27 Easy Party Food Ideas You Can Make in a Pinch