Boil an egg
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Boil an egg

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  • 1 egg
  • 500 mL water


    1. Pour water in a pot. Boil on hob.
    2. Once boiling place egg in water.
    3. Boil egg for 8 minutes.
    4. Take the egg out of water (be careful as the water will be hot). A tip: run egg under a cold tap to cool it down.
    5. Peel egg.
    6. Eat egg.

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3rd Jun, 2013
So great to see this recipe up, Great way to use an egg. Iv got to say eggs have a real emotional pull for me, my mother made them for me as a small child. Although frances, Iv never once had a 'kiwi' egg, strange as i have tried most eggs on the market. Have you tried a fried egg? Peace Mr Egg
20th May, 2008
Hi Mark, A very good point. If you are boiling chicken eggs, 4 minutes is entirely appropriate. However if you have either an Ostrich, Emu or a Kiwi egg (Kiwi eggs are the largest in the world in proportion to the birds size) then boiling time should be longer. I was basing my time off Velociraptor eggs.
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8th May, 2008
I tried boiling the egg for 8 minutes and it was pretty tough and a somewhat unappealing shade of grey, so I'd recommend cutting the cooking time down to about 4 minutes.
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