Eggs 101: How to Boil an Egg

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There are so many reasons to love eggs. They’re easy to cook, cheap, and high in nutrients like protein, vitamin D, and iron. Plus, there are endlessly delicious ways to prepare them to fit every palate. Here are two of our favorite ways to cook this egg-cellent staple.

Boiled Eggs

Boiled eggs are a great nutritious snack to have between meals for an additional protein boost. Boiled eggs should always be well cooked to avoid contact with harmful bacteria, but especially during cancer treatment when your immune system is compromised.

To hard-boil an egg:

  • Put eggs in a pot and cover with cold water and a pinch of salt.
  • Bring the eggs to a boil over a medium-high flame. Cover, turn the heat down to medium and cook for six minutes.
  • Run cold water over the eggs until the water in the pan is cold. Leave the eggs to sit in the cold water until completely cooled.
  • Store in the fridge to use as needed for three to four days.

Poached eggs

Poached eggs are delicious with toast for an easy breakfast, or as part of a salad. Again, if you are going through cancer treatment it is important to cook your egg fully to avoid food-borne illness.

To poach an egg:

  • Begin by pouring hot water in a non-stick skillet until it’s about ½-inch deep.
  • Bring it to a slow boil over a medium flame with a pinch of salt. Crack the egg gently and close to the surface of the water and let cook until whites are opaque and yolks are cooked to your liking. 
  • Remove with a slotted spoon, dab on a paper towel to remove excess water, and enjoy.

These are just two of the more common egg cookery methods, but there are many others that you’ll love

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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