Step 3 - Turn Down Burner

Making Egg Salad Sandwich

3. Turn Down Burner

As soon as the water boils turn the heat down to a point where it barely boils but not violently. If the water boils too strongly it can cause the eggs to crack. You need to boil them about 5-6 minutes. At altitudes above 2,000 feet you will need to increase the boiling time. Water at sea level boils at 212 degrees (F). at 5000 feet water boils at 203 degrees (F). You can raise the boiling point temperature by adding salt to the water. A teaspoon of salt per quart of water will raise the boiling point temperature by 2 degrees (F).

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