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Perfect Boiled Eggs
Prep: 2 min
Cook: 5 min
Servings: 1
Simple instructions for the perfect boiled egg - just the way you like it!


  • 1 egg


  1. Gently place the egg in the saucepan. Pour cold water over the top until it is covered by about 1cm of water.
  2. Place pan over high heat and watch until the water boils (you will see it rapidly bubble with steam rising).
  3. As soon as the water boils, turn the heat down to a simmer (you will see only little bubbles form on the bottom and sides of pan).
  4. Leave the egg to simmer for:
    3 minutes if you like a really soft-boiled egg.
    4 minutes for a white that is just set and a yolk that is creamy.
    5 minutes for a white and yolk perfectly set but still soft.
    7 minutes for hard boiled and cooked through.
  5. Remove from the pan with a large spoon.

Healthy tip!

Simple switch idea: try reduced-fat milk, cheese and yoghurt.

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 217 kJ 587 kJ
52 Cal 140 Cal
Protein 4.8 g 13 g
Fat, total 3.6 g 9.7 g
— saturated 1.2 g 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0.3 g
— sugars 0.1 g 0.3 g
Sodium 17.4 mg 47 mg
Fibre 0 g 0 g

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    I've been having a no fail result for years by placing egg/s into rapidly boiling water, set the timer for 5 mins soft boiled, turn off the heat and let sit in the hot water for an extra minute for that just set 'coddled' egg yolk. We shell the eggs and have them as cheats poached eggs with no mess.
    Posted on: 03 Jan 16

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    2 eggs no toast
    Posted on: 28 Oct 15

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