The Perfect Boiled Egg
Serves 1
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Cook Time
3 min
Cook Time
3 min
  1. Egg as required
  1. Choose a saucepan, big enough, to suit the number of eggs you are boiling (there should be enough room to move eggs around)
  2. Add enough cold water to cover the eggs, stir constantly with wooden spoon over high heat until water boils: this will centralise each yolk.
  3. Boil, uncovered until yolks are as soft or as firm as you like.
  1. 3 minutes will give you a set egg white and soft yolk
  2. 5 minutes the yolk will set
  3. 7-8 minutes the yolk will be set and firm
  4. Place saucepan of eggs under cold running water for about half a minute or until eggs are cool enough to handle.
To peel eggs
  1. Crack shell gently and leave eggs immersed in cold water for at least 5 minutes or until cold.
  2. This will stop a dark ring forming around each yolk.
  3. Remove shells, starting from broad end.
  4. Pat the eggs dry before serving.
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