Recipes and Cooking

Easy Boiled Eggs

Easy Boiled Egg Preparation time 5 mins Serves 1 person


Bring your eggs to room temperature before boiling. If the eggs are too cold, the shells may crack during cooking.

Place the eggs in a saucepan of cold water. Place the pan over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer, gently stirring the eggs constantly in a clockwise direction. The movement of the water helps to centre the yolks.

  • Simmer the eggs for 4 minutes for soft-boiled eggs
  • For semi-firm yolks and hard whites, simmer for 5 minutes
  • For hard-boiled eggs, simmer for 8 minutes

Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water. Transfer to an egg cup and serve immediately.