I prefer my eggs soft boiled...so five minutes does the trick.
Bring water to a boil...turn off heat...place egg in water...let set 15 minutes...egg will be perfect and not overcooked.
Now you have got me craving a boiled egg on toast with fresh sliced tomatoes !!!!
LOL, no eggs in the damn house, curse you I say :P
My I be the first to call you a jammy b@stard today Sir : P
Hope the damn wine is corked haha, bet it is screw top anyway haha.
Medium, Soft-cooked yolk, 3 minutes. Medium-cooked yolk, 5 minutes. Hard-cooked yolk, 12 minutes - Google told me. :)
I am qualified enough to Google - the actual cooking of such things may prove to be too complicated for me :)
I'll stick with pot noodles ;-)
I take it youve very recently become single?
depends on the temperature of the water and the heat source!
Ostrich eggs take about 60 minutes.
I start with cold water, 3 eggs, medium-sized pan, high heat. 20 minutes. Rinse in cold water so the shell doesn't stick.
I'll have to try that simmer thing!
I think it would be the same time, but a smaller pan would make the water boil faster. I should have added I live at a high altitude and it takes awhile for water to boil. In any case, I would say the egg needs to cook 8-10 minutes, after the water is boiling.
I don't think any of that matters. I use a 6" pan for 3 eggs. I figure I'm going to use the same amount of gas to boil one egg, I might as well boil 3. Twenty minutes, starting with cold water, is a round time, something I can remember. I've heard if you drop a cold egg into boiling water it can explode. Others here don't seem to have that problem.
Oh, and the water in the pan should completely cover the eggs.
2 seconds in zero gravity
Depends upon how big an egg & how runny you like the yolk. For me it's 5 mins for a 'large' UK size, firm-white/runny-yolk, as long as the egg's not straight out the fridge (or it'll crack) & water must be boiling, from immersion to extraction!
zero seconds, since my mom does it
depends on the pressure and your taste in eggs. Boil sets the temperature to a constant so that's a given (assuming you won't cheat on using another medium than water)