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Help with a 6-minute egg!

chefhound | Jan 29, 201103:09 PM

I tried to make a 6-minute egg today and I came across a problem: the egg cracked when it hit the hot water.

All the recipes I've found say that the egg should be placed into hot/boiling water. When I make hard-boiled eggs, I start the eggs in cold water. However, all the recipes for soft-boiled eggs say to add the eggs to hot water.

The eggs turned out fairly well, texture-wise but I'm wondering why the eggs cracked and how I can prevent this.

The eggs were cold or at least cool when I put them into the water: should I have waited for the eggs to reach room temperature?

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