Soft boiled eggs served with soldiers

Soft boiled eggs

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Cook: 4 mins - 7 mins

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal191
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 large free-range eggs, at room temperature
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  • salad or toast, to serve

Method

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

  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.

  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. 

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