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Hard-boiled egg: the infallible recipe, worthy of Masterchef

Hard-boiled egg

The hard-boiled egg is obtained by cooking the eggs in water for 6 minutes. The final consistency is somewhere between a hard-boiled egg and a soft-boiled egg.

The ways of cooking eggs are almost infinite: in addition to the classic subdivision between omelette, hard-boiled and ox eye, there are a whole series of intermediate nuances that are usually the prerogative of chefs. Or not? Preparing a poached egg will give you great satisfaction because it allows you to discover different consistencies simply by changing the cooking times .

The hard-boiled egg is an egg whose consistency is halfway between that of a hard-boiled egg and a soft-boiled egg . In fact, the albumen is completely solidified so it is possible to easily remove the shell, while the yolk is sometimes creamy and sometimes solid . The best way to enjoy it is in simplicity, seasoning it with just a pinch of salt and, if desired, a drizzle of raw oil. But how do you prepare this egg?

Hard-boiled egg
Hard-boiled egg

How to prepare the hard-boiled egg with the infallible recipe

  1. First, make sure you have fresh eggs , preferably organic .
  2. Put them in a saucepan and cover them with at least two inches of cold water . In fact, eggs must always be cooked starting from cold water and the time must be calculated from the moment they boil.
  3. Transfer the saucepan to the heat and reduce the heat to half.
  4. Calculate 6 minutes from the boiling point. This is the time needed to obtain a perfect soft-boiled egg.
  5. After the indicated time, gently drain them from the boiling water and cool them in cold water. In fact, it is essential to stop cooking.
  6. Gently remove the shell using one of our egg peeling techniques and serve, cut in half and seasoned with a pinch of salt .

If you love eggs we suggest you take a look at our suggestions for preparing perfect hard-boiled eggs . You will discover some small errors that you were not aware of.


Soft-boiled eggs are not suitable for storage. It is advisable to prepare and consume them within a few minutes.

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