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    Medium Boiled Eggs Recipe

    Published January 13, 2021. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    These deliciously easy to make medium-boiled eggs are the perfect accompaniment to any salad or breakfast, or even as a side dish to the main course.

    My daughter and wife are huge egg fans, and in fact, they eat them almost every single day for breakfast.  If you’re not sure how to use then try them in my Corned Beef Hash or Mushroom and Fried Egg Burger.

    medium-boiled egg on a cutting board

    Medium Boiled Eggs

    Medium-boiled eggs are boiled eggs that has a slightly firm yolk with a little bit of run in it, similar to that of an over-medium fried egg.  The whites on a medium-boiled egg are firm like a hard-boiled egg.  These eggs are for folks who want a completely cooked white and a slightly runny yolk.  This is the internal temperature in which I prefer when eating boiled eggs.

    How Long Does It Take to Medium Boil an Egg?

    To achieve a perfect medium-boiled egg, the egg should be cooking in rolling boiling water for 7-9 minutes.  Within this range of cooking time, the whites will be cooked.  It is always vital to immediately chill the eggs. So that they stop cooking.

    How to Make Them

    Follow along with these easy to prepare steps in making these medium-boiled eggs:

    Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.

    pot of boiling water

    If desired, add some vinegar to the water to help with the smell.

    adding vinegar to a pot of boiling water
    Add in the eggs gently with a spoon so the eggs do not crack and boil for 8 minutes.

    adding an egg on a spoon to a pot of boiling water

    Remove the eggs from the water and place directly into an ice water bath in a container and let sit for 2-4 minutes or until completely cooled.

    removed boiled eggs from a pot of boiling water into an ice bath

    Peel, Slice and serve

    sliced medium boiled eggs on a cutting board

    Chef Recipes Notes + Tips

    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 day ahead of time, but for best results serve once they are done cooling.

    How to Store: Keep in the shell, in water in a container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

    How to Reheat: If you want to eat these warm, add them to some boiling water for 3 minutes.  Peel under cold water so that your hands don’t get burned.

    To get rid of the sometimes eggy smelly when boiling, simply add a little distilled vinegar to the pot of boiling water.

    If you need help peeling the eggs, run them under lukewarm water while peeling.

    medium boiled jammy eggs

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    Medium Boiled Eggs Recipe

    These easy to make medium-boiled eggs are the perfect accompaniment to any salad or breakfast, or even as a side dish to the main course.
    Servings: 6
    Prep Time: 1 minute
    Cook Time: 8 minutes
    Cooling Time: 4 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar
    • 6 large eggs

    Instructions

    • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil over high heat.
    • Pour in some vinegar to help with the smell, if desired.
    • Gently add the eggs into the boiling water using a large spoon and cook for 8 minutes.
    • Immediately transfer the eggs after they are done cooking to a container filled with cold water and ice.
    • Cool the eggs for 2-4 minutes to stop the cooking process.
    • Peel the eggs under running lukewarm water, slice, and serve.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 1 day ahead of time, but for best results serve once they are done cooling.
     
    • How to Store: Keep them in water in a container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
     
    • How to Reheat: If you want to eat these warm, add them to some boiling water for 3 minutes. Peel under cold water so that your hands don’t get burned.
     
    • To get rid of the sometimes eggy smelly when boiling, simply add a little distilled vinegar to the pot of boiling water
     
    • If you need help peeling the eggs, run them under lukewarm water while peeling.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American, english, French