How to boil the perfect egg

A useful source of fat and protein, here’s our chef’s guide to boiling an egg.

1. Firstly, bring a pan of water to the boil. Then add your egg.

2.  Cook for 6 minutes for runny yolk, 7 minutes for a firmer egg, and 8 for a hard boil.

3. If you wish to peel your egg first place under a cold tap until cool enough to peel, then gently crack and remove the shell. Be careful to remove any small shards.

Check out our video guide to see the step-by-step process of cooking a boiled egg:


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