Whether you like soft boiled eggs or hard boiled eggs, you can make them easily and quickly every time once you know how.
Boiled eggs are such an easy and nutritious meal for everyone – for breakfast, for a light lunch or for a tea-time special with lots of buttered toast (yes, even toast fingers!) they are so delicious.
The most important thing these days is that many of us tend to keep our eggs in the refrigerator; personally I leave them out in the kitchen, at room temperature. But you should not place eggs from the fridge directly into a pan of boiling water – why? Because they will crack.
You only need a small pan for boiling eggs and place them (very gently!) in cold water and bring quickly to the boil.
Once boiling, reduce the water to a simmer for the amount of time needed - see below.
For this use a kitchen timer so that you will be accurate every time.
If you want to remove the shell before eating your hard
boiled eggs, or if you need them for a recipe it is a good idea to peel the
shell either under running water so that the bits run off, or place the eggs in
a pan of cold water and remove the shell in the water.
The cold water will cool the eggs and prevent the black rings that appear around the yolks.
Now you know how to boil an egg all that is left is for you to enjoy them!