Perfect boiled egg

    8 min

    What a true gem of a breakfast a really good egg is when soft boiled to perfection and accompanied by buttered toast. Making the perfect soft boiled egg can be a bit hit and miss so here is a failsafe method.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 egg

    Prep:2min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:8min 

    1. Take a room temperature egg (organic only please), place it on a tablespoon and lower into gently simmering water - use a small pan with just enough water to cover the egg or eggs.
    2. Repeat as necessary
    3. Simmer gently for 1 minute
    4. Take off heat and cover, leave for 5 mins (medium eggs) or 6 (large eggs)
    5. Serve in an egg cup with a side of hot buttered toast (I like a thin veil of Marmite on mine) - oh and yes cutting into soldiers isn’t just acceptable but is actively encouraged.

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    This is a perfect & energy efficient way of making the best boiled egg. I used non-organic but it still worked  -  01 Jul 2011


    Worked really well, thanks.  -  01 Mar 2016


    uuumm scrummy! at last a perfect boiled egg!  -  06 Feb 2015