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How To Tell If An Egg Is Boiled

Making hard-boiled eggs can be tough to tell when they are done or not. Or maybe you aren’t sure which eggs are hard-boiled and which ones are still raw?

I have a great little trick for you so that you will know how to tell if an egg is hard-boiled. It’s the “Spin Test”.

Spin the egg to see if it is raw or boiled. It’s that easy.

3 hard boiled eggs, one with half of the shell peeled off.

How to know when a hard boiled egg is cooked – 3 ways

I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I want to share with you about how to tell when an egg is raw versus hard-boiled besides taking the risk of cracking it open.

Of course, you can crack the egg and see if it is cooked or not but if it is in fact still raw then you will end up with a mess in your hands.

If you are scratching your head, stumped because you forgot which eggs in the fridge are cooked and which are raw, then I have a quick trick for you.

Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs.

1. “The Spin Test”

This is so easy and will tell you if your egg is still raw or not. Simply lay the egg on its side on the counter and give it a little spin.

Gently tap the top of the egg and see what the egg does. If it continues to spin a little then it is raw. If the egg stops then it is hard-boiled.

Now, you are probably wondering why this happens. When you spin a raw egg and gently tap it the liquid in the egg is still spinning. Therefore the egg keeps going.

The hard-boiled egg is solid inside so it just stops. See how easy that is? Simply spin and tap and you will know if you’re dealing with raw eggs or cooked eggs.

2. Cut into the egg

Once you have boiled your eggs for about 10 minutes or so, take one of the eggs out with a slotted spoon and place it on a cutting board.

With a sharp knife chop it in half through the middle. If your yolk is orange or liquidy at all then it is needs more time to cook. Allow for the other eggs to be cooked for a few more minutes.

If you see a yellow yolk then your eggs are done cooking. You don’t want to wait until it’s a super light yellow because then you will have overcooked hard-boiled eggs that will be dry.

3. Time your cooking

The perfect hard-boiled egg should sit in boiling water for about 7-8 minutes, remove the pot from the heat, and then place it into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.

Think about learning how to tell if an egg is bad and how to store eggs.

If you like your eggs cooked to more of a soft boil then take them off after about 4-5 minutes of a rapid boil and place them into an ice bath.

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