How to Boil an Egg the Fool-Proof Way

About this series: when I first started off in the kitchen, around 7years ago 😅, everything seemed challenging! Knowing me, you know I like/need things in my life be to practical & effective.. and for every little thing in the kitchen I thought: there must be a better way to do it! And so I would look for that better way, and adopt it.. in this series, I will share with you some of the most basic kitchen hacks, and things that’ll make your cooking experience easier & happier!

There is no question too silly! Is there something specific you’d like a tutorial on? Drop me your requests in the comments..will consider them for upcoming videos.


Let’s Boil an Egg to Perfection!

For the longest time, I would mess them up every single time! 🙄 Either one of them would crack up & I’d have whites coagulating everywhere 🤢 or they’d come out overcooked & very dry with that pesky grey line surrounding the yellow.. or not cooked enough etc.. A seemingly super simple thing is really not that simple because many factors are involved and you’re basically cooking them blind!

Until I found these tips, and they worked, and so I stuck to them, and so I now pay them forward to you!

Save it! Try it and then come back & let me know if it worked for you too!


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a tbsp of white vinegar.
  2. Drop your eggs gently using a spoon one by one into the boiling water.
  3. Set your times to 9 minutes for perfectly hard boiled eggs/safe for baby, 10 minutes if your eggs are very cold straight out of the fridge, or 6-7 minutes for half runny eggs.
  4. Once the timer goes off, immediately remove from the water, place in a colander and open running water on them for a minute or drop them into a cold water bowl.