How Long Does It Take to Broil an Egg?

Broiling eggs takes about three to four minutes. When finished, the whites of the broiled eggs should be set, while the yolks should be runny.

One way to broil eggs is to place them in a bed of food, such as potatoes or hash, before putting them into the oven under the broiler. Before placing the egg on top of the bed of food, crack it into a small bowl to make sure that the yolk remains intact. Another food to place an egg into before broiling it is an avocado, because halving it and removing the seed in the middle creates a natural nesting spot for the egg.