This simple method will revolutionize your egg game.

Cooking eggs too long or too vigorously can result in cracked shells, tough whites, and green-gray, sulfuric-smelling yolks. Our trick to avoiding disaster? Steaming the eggs in a small amount of water, rather than actually boiling them. The gentle method shown in this video is guaranteed to turn out firm whites and creamy yolks every time.

Follow These Steps

  1. Fill a large pot with 1 inch of water.
  2. Place steamer basket inside.
  3. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  4. Add eggs to basket and cover.
  5. Cook for 12 minutes. (Note: For soft-boiled eggs, stop cooking after 6½ minutes.)
  6. Drain the pan and cool the eggs in an ice bath or under cold running water.

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