How to boil an egg

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Eggs are a rich source of protein and vitamins and are generally healthy to eat, unless you have a high cholesterol level. You can eat eggs raw, boiled or cooked in a pan as scrambled eggs or an omelette. Boiling eggs is one of the easiest ways to prepare them.

Place the raw egg in a saucepan.

Run cold water into the saucepan until the water is 2.5 cm (1 inch) above the egg.

Place the saucepan on a stove and cook over medium heat until the water begins to boil.

Reduce the heat to low.

Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-boiled eggs or 10 to 15 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.

Remove the egg with a spoon or ladle and let it cool slowly, or run cold water over it to cool it more quickly.

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