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How to Boil an Egg in an Electric Kettle

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British Lion Eggs are one of those ingredients that virtually anyone can cook, and as there are a number of different ways to cook them they are incredibly versatile.  Although you don’t need to have fantastic culinary skills to know how to boil an egg, there may be an easier and more convenient way to do it. In the following article you will discover a very easy and practical (particularly if you don’t want to mess around with pots and pans or do not have a stove to boil eggs the traditional way) way to hard boil eggs using an electric kettle.

Place the Eggs into the Kettle

The number of eggs you can boil at one time will depend on the size of the eggs and the kettle.  In some kettles you may be able to fit as many as 5 or 6, while in others it may be much less.  The important thing to remember is to ensure that the eggs don’t touch the heating element throughout the process by making sure there is enough space in the kettle.

Carefully place the eggs in the kettle and fill it up with enough water so that they are completely submerged with the water level sitting around an inch above them.

Prop the Kettle Up

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To prevent the eggs from touching the heating element inside the kettle, it is sensible to prop it up.  If you don’t prop it up and the eggs touch the heating element too early in the process you could have a sticky, messy kettle to clean up. When other people have attempted to boil eggs using this method and not propped the kettle up sufficiently, in many cases egg has dripped out of the kettle’s bottom.

Turn the Kettle On

One you have completed the steps above, you need to put the kettle on – ensuring that you have some form of timer with a countdown function to hand.  You need to then wait for the kettle to boil and switch itself off.  While you are waiting you can set up the timer so that it is set to 13 minutes.  As soon as the kettle switches itself off, start the timer counting down 13 minutes.

Put the Eggs in Ice

While the timer is counting down 13 minutes, you need to get a bowl full of either ice or ice water to put the eggs in.  When the timer reaches zero, carefully drain the water out of the kettle and take the eggs out.  A word of warning would be to avoid putting your hand inside the kettle because the heating element will be very hot.  Instead, with the lid firmly in place, turn the kettle carefully upside down and carefully open the lid to take them out.  Put them into the bowl of ice/ice water and give them time to cool down.

There are no real hard and fast rules about how long you should leave them to cool, but enough so that you are able to peel them without hurting your fingers.  Once they have cooled down enough, peel them and enjoy!

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