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Simple Soft Boiled Egg

Created by SteveA

How to cook a simple soft boiled egg.

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Cook time
4 mins


  • 2 eggs
  • To taste salt & pepper

Recipe Method

Bring a pan of salted water to a simmer. The salt will help lower the cooking temperature, helping avoid rubbery eggs :-) Make sure your eggs are at room temperature (i.e. remove from the fridge a good few hours before cooking).

Add the eggs carefully. Depending on the size and how well done you like your eggs, remove after 3-4 minutes. Run the eggs under a cold tap, or plunge into ice water for a few seconds - this will stop the egg from cooking in it's shell.

Serve, preferably with some toast :-)

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