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How do I boil an egg

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peckarollover Mon 30-May-05 20:39:42

I just fancy boiled egg and soldiers

can someone give me the "recipe" my eggs are medium.

darlingbud Mon 30-May-05 20:40:20

bring water to boiling then boil for 3.5 minutes. eat immediatley as they still cook in their shells.

compo Mon 30-May-05 20:40:25

You place egg in already boiling water for 3 minutes

peckarollover Mon 30-May-05 20:45:00


Kettle boiling

starlover Mon 30-May-05 20:45:15

i always do mine for 4! because i hate whent he white is still runny round the yolk

mishmash Mon 30-May-05 20:46:28

I'm a 4 person too - like them just set - Pecka is it a small, medium or large egg??

peckarollover Mon 30-May-05 20:48:09

They are medium

I am making 3

darlingbud Mon 30-May-05 20:49:18

don't do what my sil did and boiled them all in the same pan for 9 mins - 3 mins each egg - I PMSL.

WigWamBam Mon 30-May-05 20:49:34

If you're putting the eggs into the boiling water, put a bit of vinegar in as well, so that if the boiling water cracks the eggs, the whites don't run out everywhere

MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 20:49:38

when the water is boiling count to 180. Perfect every time!

mishmash Mon 30-May-05 20:50:33

Is that a slow or a quick count

MarsLady Mon 30-May-05 20:52:36

med speed lol

peckarollover Mon 30-May-05 21:03:16

eating them now


not all three though

ambrosia Mon 30-May-05 21:13:51

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WideWebWitch Tue 31-May-05 20:49:58

I reckon this works: put an egg in a pan with enough cold water from the tap to just cover the top of it. Put over a high heat until it boils, i.e. furious bubbles appear. IMMEDIATELY they do appear set a timer for 4 minutes and turn the heat down to a simmer. Put some toast on, butter it and cut it into dippies (call them soldiers if you have to but they'll always be dippies to me!) The minute the timer goes off take egg/s out and put in an egg cup, slicing the top off straight away. I reckon this gives you runny yolk and set white on a medium egg. It never fails ime. Saddo aren't I?

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