This 10 Minute Eggs Recipe is a cross between a Soft Boiled Egg and Hard Boiled Egg. It’s perfect for salads, breakfasts and anytime! You can even use these eggs to make a creamy egg salad.
How to Make 10 Minute Eggs Recipe
What I love about 10 Minute Eggs is that they are simple and straightforward to make. They are budget friendly and the perfect economical choice for serving up a healthy but elegant meal pronto.
What exactly is a 10 Minute Egg? For starters, it’s a cross between a hard and soft boiled. The center isn’t quite as firm as it is for hard boiled but it is still soft and bright yellow similar to soft boiled eggs.
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It’s very easy to peel, which means you can serve it up in salads, alone, or with your favorite meat, like steak or ham. It’s also great as a “meatless” entree or included as an ingredient for your favorite brunch salad.
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When cooking 10 minute eggs, timing is of essence.
Soft boiled eggs take about six minutes, hard boiled can take between 12-14 minutes. And, 10 minute eggs–well–you guessed it–10 minutes. It’s that simple.
The rule of thumb is if you want a more “runny” egg, cook your eggs for slightly less time.
First, carefully begin by boiling water.
Next place your eggs directly into the boiling water, being careful to gently lay the eggs one-by-one into the pot.
Turn the heat on the burner down to medium high to medium. The water should simmer, not at a hard boil. Then be sure to put a lid on the pot.
Now set your timer for 10 minutes.
While the eggs are cooking, set up a bowl with ice water nearby.
Turn off the heat at 10 minutes.
Place the eggs into the bowl with ice water. I like to change out the water once the ice has melted and the water becomes lukewarm. I like to add cold water from my refrigerator water dispenser. And, you can add more ice, if needed. The idea is to let the eggs cool for five minutes.
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Once they have cooled, the eggs will be ready to peel.
It’s best if you crack the whole egg shell and before peeling it. This releases any pressure on the egg and allows the shell to come off easily.
Then serve whole or slice or mince as needed. Enjoy!
Favorite Recipes that Use 10 Minute Eggs
As you can see, 10 Minute Eggs is versatile. Here are some of my favorite ways (and recipes) to use them.
• You can also eat as is.
• Serve alongside toast or for a healthy breakfast.
Use them in place of hard boiled eggs in Simple Tuna Nicoise Salad.
Include them with this hearty Beef and Soft Boiled Eggs with Pine Nuts Salad.
And, for more delicious egg-citing recipes, be sure to check out Wisconsin Homemaker’s Recipe Section.
10 Minute Egg Recipe
- 6 eggs large
- Boil a pot full of water.
- Add eggs carefully to water.
- Turn heat down to medium high or medium. You’ll want the water to simmer not hard boil.
- Turn timer on for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, prepare a bowl with ice water.
- Once the eggs have cooked, turn off the heat.
- Place the eggs immediately into the ice water.
- If the water get lukewarm, replace with more cold water and ice if necessary.
- Eggs should cool about five minutes.
- Crack the eggs around the shell and remove it carefully.
- Include it in your favorite meal or with toast.
- Delish! Enjoy!