How to Boil an Egg

Beginner, Egg Basics

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Step-by Step instructions on how to cook the perfect boiled eggs.

Serves

1

Diff-egg-ulty

Beginner

Cook Time

3 mins

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Ingredients

  • 1 Sunny Queen egg
  • Water

Instructions

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  1. Step 1Place your Sunny Queen egg in some gently simmering water as boiling the water can crack the eggs. If possible make sure your egg is at room temperature before you place in the water as well.
  2. Step 2For a soft yolked egg, cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Extra Tips
- Exact cooking time will depend on the size of the eggs, the temperature of the eggs when placed in the water and the amount of water used.
- If you sometimes find it difficult to peel boiled eggs, it is because they are very fresh. The fresher the eggs, the more the shell membranes cling to the inside of the shell.
- To make shelling boiled eggs easier, crack the boiled egg several times all over then firmly roll the egg over a hard surface such as a bench top or in the palms of your hands. With the eggshell broken into small pieces rather than large chunks, the shell will come off much easier.