Recipes and Cooking

Easy Boiled Eggs

There's no better comfort food than boiled eggs with buttered toast soldiers. Follow the steps below to get perfect boiled eggs every time - soft, medium or hard boiled. 

Preparation time 5 mins


  • Eggs
  • Tap water
  • Bread for toasting
  • Salt and pepper


Step 1: Half fill a medium sized saucepan with cold water from the tap. Gently lower the eggs into the saucepan.

Step 2: Place the pan over a medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and gently stir the eggs in a clockwise direction. The movement of the water helps to centre the yolks.

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

Step 3: Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water. Transfer to an egg cup and serve immediately with toast and salt and pepper.

Read about the 11 different vitamins and nutrients that eggs contain on our egg nutrition page.