4 Steps on How to Use an Egg Boiler
Boiling an egg is often easier said than done. Eggs may be an everyday ingredient in most households but cooking or boiling an egg perfectly requires skill and precision. But if you don't have either, you can still ensure that your signature poached egg dish turns out beautifully with an egg boiler.
How to Use an Egg Boiler
Although you can use an egg boiler without an egg spoon, it's best that you equip your kitchen with both.
Step 1 – Boil a pot of water.
The water level must be an inch more than the height of your egg. Measure if necessary. You'll hear a lot of people say that cooking is a matter of trusting your instincts and while that's true, any cooking expert or master chef will also tell you that being accurate and scientific never hurts.
Place the stove on medium heat. When the water starts to boil, that's the time to switch to low heat.
Step 2 Boil your egg.
Soft-boiled eggs have to simmer in the water for approximately two to three minutes only. Hard-boiled eggs, however, would have to remain in water for ten to fifteen minutes.
To use an egg boiler or egg cup, carefully place an egg on it before hanging the egg boiler over the edge or side of your pot. If you are boiling more than one egg in a pot, be sure to keep an appropriate amount of space between your boilers. This will make it easier for you to remove them when they've been properly boiled.
Use different colored spoons as well. This will help you keep track of which ones have to be soft-boiled or which ones have to remain longer in the water.
Step 3 Remove egg boiler from the pot.
When you've reached the allotted time, use the unheated handle or side of the boiler to take it out of the pot. Place the boiler on the table or any even surface. In this way, an egg boiler could serve as an egg cup as well.
Step 4 Use an egg spoon to scoop out your egg.
Sure, spoons could do the same thing but they're often made of metal, which could influence the taste of your eggs. Plastic spoons may not do that but they're rarely big or durable enough to safely move your egg from one dish to another. In the end, your safest bet would still be a plastic egg spoon.