The perfect boiled egg

Dhruv Baker shows you how to get the perfect boiled egg - from runny yolk to hard-boiled - it's all about the timing.

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Recipe - Makes: 2


2 essential Waitrose eggs per person


  1. Place 2 essential Waitrose eggs in a medium saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil.
  2. As soon as the water is boiling, turn off the heat and allow the residual heat to cook the eggs.
  3. Use the following timings:

- 3 minutes for runny dippy eggs with soldiers

- 6 minutes for nice soft yolks

- 8 minutes for medium eggs to use in recipes like niçoise salad

- 10 minutes for hard-boiled eggs