How to cook the perfect boiled egg
One of my earliest memories is my Grandma making me dippy eggs and soldiers for breakfast on a Saturday morning. I loved dipping buttery toast soldiers into the golden oozy yolk, which my Grandma always managed to achieve. For years I have been experimenting with different timings in order to crack (excuse the pun!) the perfect dippy egg and I finally did it!
Cooking boiled eggs is probably the question I get asked about most on my Instagram, so here’s my quick guide:
The key is in the timing. For large eggs that are straight from the fridge, I bring a pan of water to the boil, carefully add the eggs and cook for exactly 6 minutes. This cooks the white through (who else can’t stand undercooked egg white?!) but gives the perfect yolk consistency for dipping. If you are using smaller eggs, reduce the time by a 30 seconds – 1 minute.
So there you have it: perfect boiled eggs every time. Just don’t get me started on the soldiers… that’s a whole other post!