Perfect Medium Boiled Eggs

The Perfect Medium Boiled Egg
Its funny how you remember the smallest what may seem unimportant things from your childhood. I have so many memories of visiting my grandmother’s house.  Playing Parcheesi and Rummy 500 card games on the porch on a warm summers day. Her making me breakfast when I slept over. She made everything, french toast, pancakes, oatmeal, and I especially remember a boiled egg in an egg cup all chopped up.

Every once in a while, I feel like having an egg just like the one she used to make me. The yolk was in between runny and getting cooked, and the white had to be cooked. I do remember not wanting to eat it, if the white was at all runny.

I’ve made these eggs several times since then, sometimes they come out OK, sometimes not. I made them yesterday, feeling like have one of grandma’s eggs and toast on the porch. It was a warm, sunny morning, and I must have associated that with mornings at Grandma’s on the porch and her eggs that I loved.

The Perfect Medium Boiled Egg

As I always do, I went on the Internet, and look up medium boiled eggs, as I don’t make them that often and keep forgetting how long to cook. I came across this method from Lilies Have Dreams blog and made them. They came out perfect.  The yellow was not too runny, not too cooked, and the white was perfectly cooked. I put in an egg cup, chopped it up, added salt & pepper, butter my English Muffins and I was off to the porch with my coffee.

What a wonderful was to start Memorial Day! Relaxing on the porch with Grandma’s eggs and a glorious day!

The Perfect Medium Boiled Egg

Perfect Medium Boiled Eggs
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Author: A Foodie Affair
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Serves: 1
Mmm..Just like Grandma’s. Perfect medium boiled eggs.
  • 2 Large eggs
  1. Place eggs in pan with enough cold water to just cover the eggs. Place pan on stove, covered, and bring to boil.
  2. Once water begins boiling, reduce heat to medium and time for 3 1/2 minutes more.
  3. At conclusion of 3 1/2 minutes, scoop each egg out of the pan with a spoon and run under cold water for several seconds.
  4. Tap with a knife to crack shell and then peel (or you can stick your butter knife in the egg and split in half and scoop out the egg).
  5. Chop up egg and add salt and pepper.


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  • Reply
    John Radford
    February 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Your “Lilies have dreams” link is broken – leads to weird commercial site nothing to do with eggs. Looks like a foreign language site of some sort. I found the blog on bloglovin site but when I clicked on the blog’s link there, it was missing. So probably the blog is no more. I could not access her blogs otherwise w/o registering and logging on and such – forget that. Silly.

    Thanks for the recipe, though. I have not tried but it is close to other recommendations and I expect it will work as described.

    • Reply
      February 14, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks John! That post is about 2-1/2 years old, so it’s possible the blog is no more. I have unlinked it none the less! Hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    December 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Doesn’t that look yummy! I found you looking for hard boiled eggs – but enjoyed this share very much!

    • Reply
      January 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks May! It’s funny how even something as simple as eggs can sometimes be difficult!

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