Whether it’s toasted soldiers dunked into runny golden yolks or hard-boiled eggs used in
sandwiches, salads or curries, boiled eggs are the ultimate snackable food.
Boiling eggs is also a good bet if you’re looking for a healthier cooking option, as there's
no need for oil or butter.
How to boil an egg
Learn how to make the perfect boiled egg, whether you prefer soft, medium or hard-boiled yolks.
To get your eggs spot-on, you need to keep an eye on timings.
Lower room temperature eggs into a small pan of boiling water, then cook as follows:
For soft-boiled /runny yolks - 5 minutes
For medium soft (more firmly set but spoonable) - 7 minutes
For hard boiled - 9 minutes
Boiled egg recipes
From nursery breakfast to glamorous dinner, a perfectly boiled egg is the foundation of a multitude of meals; think gribiche-style dressings for open sandwiches, salads and kedgeree, as well as the runny-yolk classic with soldiers.