Easy Way to Boil Eggs (and Save Money!)
No young man wants to hear his girlfriend say, “He’s useless in the kitchen. He can’t even boil an egg.” To avoid such humiliation, I decided at an early age I had to find an easy way to boil eggs.
I was a cooking-challenged single guy. Learning how to boil an egg without leaving it uncooked, or overcooking and ruining it, is a skill that has served me well throughout my adult life.
Boiled Eggs to the Rescue
No man or woman, young or old, enjoys being hungry. And there’s a limit to how many simple sandwiches one stomach can endure. In moments of desperate hunger, I fall back on my easy way to boil eggs.
By adding a freshly-boiled egg, I can tuck into a ‘hot meal’ instead of just snacking on a slice of cold toast.
With a bit of extra effort, that humble boiled egg can look impressive enough to serve to a visitor. Lucky you, if your visitor stays for breakfast!
That’s when knowing an easy way to boil eggs is really handy.
My Easy Way to Boil Eggs Saves Money
Years ago I moved to a rural country area and began living ‘off the grid’ (like iMom). That’s when my easy way to boil eggs really proved useful from a money-saving perspective.
When you live in an isolated or semi-isolated area and rely on renewable energy from solar panels or the wind, you become very frugal and appreciate the value of saving power (and time) whenever possible.
It is the same for those who buy and use propane gas, or chop wood for cooking on fires. Time, personal energy, and the resources used for cooking are all precious.
Living this way provided the impetus for me to find the most economical ways of doing everyday tasks. If only every task could be as simple and trouble-free as my easy way to boil eggs!
Even if you live in the middle of the city, you can save money on your power bill if you follow my simple method. And the more eggs you eat, the more money you’ll save.
INSTRUCTIONS for Easy Way to Boil Eggs (and Save Money)
Below is the simple step by step method I use to boil eggs:
- Collect the eggs. (Of course if you live in the city you may not have your own hens, so this may involve buying them from the Supermarket or closest Farmer’s Market. Try to get free range/organic if this is the case.)
- Place required number of eggs in a saucepan.
- Put in enough cold water to cover the eggs. Some people like to add a teaspoon of vinegar in case the eggs crack and to help prevent egg leaking from the shell, but I don’t bother. (I told you this is an easy way to boil eggs!)
- Turn on the stove/hotplate and heat until the water begins to boil.
- As soon as the water starts to boil, place a lid on the saucepan and turn off the heat.
- For perfect soft boiled eggs, leave sit for four minutes. Then place in egg cup and chop up some toast fingers or soldiers.
- Remove the top of your egg, add a light sprinkle of pepper, grab a teaspoon, and enjoy!
If you follow the above steps you’ll create perfect, easy, economical soft-boiled eggs.
Bonus: Hard-Boiled Eggs
Want to create hard-boiled eggs? Simple!
Add these three points to my instructions above:
- For perfect hard boiled eggs, leave sit for seven minutes.
- Pour out hot water and replace with cold.
- Follow my tips for Easy Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs.
Looking for a new way to eat your hard-boiled eggs? Try mashing the eggs with a teaspoon of butter, some grated onion or shredded lettuce, a teaspoon of curry powder and a pinch of salt.
Now that you know the quick and easy way to boil eggs, you’ll be able to experiment with lots of new ways to serve them!