Boiled eggs are highly nutritious and can be good as a complete meal for dinner or breakfast for those who are trying to lose weight, or on a strict diet. These are definitely versatile food because you can use it also as a side dish and other ingredients for some recipes and dishes like salads, sautés, stews, etc. But boiling eggs have technical considerations to give you the perfect kind of texture that you need.
If you wonder how much time you need to boil 7 eggs, it depends on how you want the boiled egg to get done. Boiling one egg compared to seven eggs has different required amounts of time and water.
First, let us discuss the different boiled egg textures:
In boiling one or two eggs, you can use an amount of water that is only half of the height of the eggs. For soft-boiled eggs, you can boil them for 4 minutes. For creamy-boiled eggs, you can boil them for 6 minutes. As for hard-boiled eggs, it can be done in 10 minutes while very firm hard-boiled eggs can be done in 12 minutes. But boiling 7 eggs is different.
The size of the egg/s also matters. These boiling times are applicable for small to medium-sized eggs. For larger eggs, keep them boiling for another 2 to 3 minutes in whichever how you want to get it done to get your intended texture.
Boiling 7 eggs takes an average minimum of 6 to 7 minutes using medium-sized eggs. The boiled egg texture you get from this is soft-boiled eggs with definitely emulsified egg yolk core paste and gel-like inner egg white. Boil on a medium fire.
Boiling 7 eggs for a creamy-boiled texture, at least 10 minutes on medium fire is required for getting the perfect texture. If you have two layers of eggs in the pan, you can boil it on a medium to high fire for 5 minutes first, enough for the heat inside the pan to be distributed into the interiors equally. Then, set for at least another 8 minutes of boiling on medium fire.
Preparing 7 Hard-boiled eggs in one layer takes 15 minutes on medium fire. For two layers, boil it primarily on high fire for 3 minutes, then keep it boiling for another 15 minutes on medium fire.
To prepare 7 very firm Hard-boiled eggs in one layer, it takes at least 20 minutes on medium fire. For two layers, boil it primarily on high fire for 5 minutes, then keep it boiling for another 15 to 17 minutes on medium fire.
In boiling 7 to 8 eggs, you need to distribute the eggs equally to the ground surface of the saucepan. There should be no egg that should be on top of the other to prevent unequal textures. If you have a small diameter pan, you may have not more than two layers of eggs, equally distributed. The water level should be at least half an inch above the eggs, whether you have one or two layers. Another thing is that you keep this egg boiling method under a medium fire intensity.
A tip for letting the eggs cool without changing their texture after turning off the fire is to add one cup of water at normal temperature to the boiled eggs. You don’t need to throw the water used in boiling. Another tip is not to soak the newly boiled eggs in cold water because it can soften the inside of the shell, or alter its textures instead.