Easy Boiled Eggs

Serves 1

Cooking time (min) 5

Cost per serve $0.33

Ingredients

1 Egg

Method

While eggs should be kept in the fridge to keep them fresh, when boiling eggs they should be at room temperature.

Take them straight from the fridge and place them in a pot, then cover them with hot tap water and leave for ten minutes.

Put the pot over medium/high heat and bring to the boil, then reduce heat until water is gently bubbling, but not boiling aggressively.

Soft-boiled: Boil egg for 3 minutes. Remove with a spoon, place in an egg cup and slice off the top. The white will just be set and the yolk deliciously runny.

Hard-boiled: Boil an egg for 9 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of cold water and cool slightly before peeling off the shell.

Serve boiled eggs with a sprinkle of seasoning and wholegrain toast soldiers.

Cooking Tip

Before boiling eggs inspect them closely for the absence of even the tiniest crack. (A crack is the enemy of the boiled egg).

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