Boiled eggs and coffee have been going together for a very long time. But now, instead of making a pot of coffee in a conventional machine, you can make it with your coffee maker by adding fresh-ground beans and water.
So how do you boil an egg using a coffee maker? Coffee makers are not just for making that first cup of java; they’re also useful for making other hot drinks like lattes. In addition to being able to brew different types of coffee, most machines these days have a timer, automatic shutoff, and other handy features which allow you to make other beverages with ease.
And now some more good news: there’s no need to buy another appliance or stand your egg basket on top of your new machine to boil eggs in it. All you need is the right instructions! Read on to find out how.
How Long to Boil Eggs in A Coffee Maker?
As with any cooking method, the exact time needed to boil an egg in a coffee maker will vary depending on the size of the egg, the age of the egg, the type of coffee maker, the water temperature, how fresh the eggs are, and your personal preference for soft-boiled, medium-boiled, or hard-boiled eggs.
For best results, try using large eggs, placing them in a coffee maker filled with fresh, cold water, and setting the timer for 8 minutes. This should result in medium-boiled eggs with firm but creamy yolks and a bit of liquid surrounding the egg white. If you prefer firm yolks with no runny liquid, set the timer for 9 minutes. If you prefer softer yolks, set the timer for 7 minutes instead.
How to Boil Eggs in a Coffee Maker
Place fresh, cold water in the coffee maker’s water reservoir. Place clean, large eggs in the machine’s boiling basket. Set the coffee maker’s timer for 6-9 minutes, depending on how firm you like your yolks. Once the eggs are done, turn off the coffee maker, unplug it, and remove the eggs from the basket.
Step 1: Soak the Egg(s)
Before adding the eggs to the coffee maker, place them in water to “age” them for several minutes so they reach the right temperature more quickly when they’ve been added to the hot water inside the machine. You can also add salt to the water to give the eggs a firmer texture once they’ve cooked. This is especially useful when cooking soft or extremely fresh eggs that otherwise risk having overly runny yolks.
Step 2: Scoop out the Egg(s) from the Water
Once the coffee maker has reached the desired amount of time, unplug it and open the lid. Carefully transfer the eggs from the water to a plate, making sure you don’t burn your fingers.
Step 3: Rinse and Dry the Eggs
Remove any shell fragments from the surface of the eggs and rinse them under cool water. Let the eggs dry on a towel, then serve. Serve the eggs for breakfast, as a snack, or as part of a light meal.
Coffee makers are a convenient and easy way to boil eggs. All you need is a fresh-ground coffee bean as a timer and some eggs. Once you learn how to boil eggs in a coffee maker, this easy cooking method will become your new go-to way of preparing these breakfast favorites. And with all the time you’ll save, you can enjoy more coffee instead!