Whether you are gearing up for breakfast or an evening snack, eggs are an excellent choice. There is an incredible number of ways to prepare eggs. However, we've focused solely on how to boil an egg by using an induction stovetop, to give you a step-by-step method for the perfect egg every time.
Cooking time changes the consistency of the egg, so decide whether you want a soft-boiled or hard-boiled one. When using an induction stove it can take between 5 and 7 minutes to cook a soft-boiled egg or between 8 and 10 minutes for a hard-boiled egg. Make sure to use the proper cookware. Certain pans, like cast iron and stainless steel, are better suited for induction cooktops.
Cooking requires the right tools for the job, and cooking tasty, boiled eggs is no exception. So, how do you know if you have the right cookware? If you do, what if you want to cook more than one egg? Does the process change if there are 30 eggs? And perhaps most importantly, how do you tell if the eggs are completely cooked? These questions will be explored in the remainder of this article.
Hard Boiling An Egg: 8 To 10 Minutes
Boiling the perfect edible egg is as easy as following this short process.
To begin, choose a pot that has a flat bottom then gently place the egg into the pot. The egg does not have to be room temperature, but can simply go from the refrigerator to the pan.
Submerge the egg in cool water. There should be about an inch of water covering the egg.
Place a lid on the pan and center it on the cooktop burner. Turn the heat to medium which is about 240°F to 270°F (or 116°C to 132°C). Set a timer for 8 to 10 minutes depending on how hard you like your egg.
While the egg is cooking, prepare a cold water bath using a large bowl filled with cold water and ice.
Once the timer rings, remove the egg and place it in its icy bath. This stops the cooking process and makes the egg wonderfully easy to peel. The egg is cool enough when you can hold it in your hand for 20 seconds without feeling any residual heat. Peel and enjoy!
Soft Boiling An Egg: 5 To 7 Minutes
If a softer, somewhat runny yolk is the desire, simply adjust the cooking time. Follow the steps above, but set your timer for 5 to 7 minutes.
Soft-boiled eggs are perfect to enjoy served from a little cup made especially for them. Stand the egg in the cup then lightly tap the top with a teaspoon to remove the shell. Dip into the gooey goodness inside.
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What Pan Should You Use For Boiling Eggs On An Induction Stove Top?
Good news! Most pans will work on an induction stove. As long as a pan contains iron, you will be able to use it to prepare your egg. Cast iron and most stainless-steel pots will work. Do not use aluminum or ceramic on induction stovetops.
Administer the magnet test if you are unsure. Find a magnet and hold it up to the bottom of the pan. As long as the magnet attracts, the cookware aces the test. Cuisinart and Circulon both produce high-quality cookware perfect for the induction stove.
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How Long Does It Take To Boil 30 Eggs On An Induction Stove?
Rather than taking the time to cook one egg, you may want to boil them in bulk. After all, there are many uses for boiled eggs such as egg salad, potato salad, and tuna empanadillas. When boiling as many as 30 eggs, basically follow the same steps above except you will need a large pot like one for cooking spaghetti.
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The main difference between one egg and a mass of eggs is the amount of time it will take for the water in the pot to boil. It will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes from the time you turn on the oven to the removal of the eggs into the water bath. It can take an additional 15 minutes for peeling the eggs.
For easy peeling after removing an egg from its icy bath, crack the fat part against a hard surface to release some of the gases inside. If you don’t need to use them right away, it is easier to peel eggs that have been refrigerated for a while.
How To Tell If An Egg Is Hard-boiled Enough?
There is nothing worse than being surprised by an underdone egg. Just when you are ready to enjoy a nice firm, hard-boiled egg, you don’t want to be let down by a runny yolk. An overdone egg is equally grotesque with the unappealing green-gray ring encircling an overcooked yolk.
The best way to tell if an egg is hard-boiled enough is simply by peeling it. Otherwise, rely on a good timer. The more often you boil eggs, the easier it will be to “feel” when the timing is right.
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To determine the best baking time, you experiment with the amount of boiling time to narrow down exactly how long it takes to make your perfect egg. Do this by cooking a half dozen eggs. Using a timer, begin removing one egg every minute starting at 5 minutes. Be sure to organize the eggs so you know when each was removed from the pot. After the ice bath, peel each egg to determine which one your taste buds deem best.
Enjoy Your Hard-boiled Eggs!
It doesn’t take long to boil an egg on an induction stove. Whether you turn your boiled eggs into deviled eggs or eat them plain for brunch, enjoy this healthy protein-packed food. It will be a treat your whole family is sure to savor!
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