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Soft boiled eggs served with soldiers

Soft boiled eggs

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Cook: -
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Struggle to make perfect soft-boiled eggs with a runny centre? Just follow our foolproof recipe, then serve with toast soldiers or in a salad niçoise

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal191
fat13g
saturates4g
carbs0g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein19g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Fill a medium sized saucepan with water and bring to a rolling boil.

  • STEP 2

    Make sure your eggs aren't fridge cold. By having the eggs at room temperature, it will be less of a shock for the egg reaching the hot water and therefore less likely to crack. You can also use an egg pricker to make a very small hole in each egg before boiling, which will also reduce the chances of it cracking in the heat. Slowly lower the eggs into the water using a spoon.

  • STEP 3

    Set your timer for 4-5 mins for runny/dippy eggs to serve with soldiers, or 6-7 mins for soft-boiled eggs for a salad. If serving in a salad, plunge the eggs into a bowl of cold water as soon as the timer goes off – this will stop them cooking and cool the shells quickly for peeling.

RECIPE TIPS
USING A GAS HOB?
If you’re using a gas hob, you may find that your eggs cook a little quicker as the heat can be fierce, so cook the eggs for 4 mins for a runny egg or 6 mins for soft boiled. For induction hobs, we found the eggs took 1 min more, so 5 mins for runny and 7 mins for soft boiled.

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Rating: 4 out of 5.16 ratings

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