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Perfect Soft-boiled Eggs

Course: Starter
Cuisine: Quick Meal
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 72kcal
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  • 2 medium-large eggs

To serve:

  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper to taste
  • bread cut into strips and toasted


  • Fill a pan with water and bring the water to a boil. When the water boils, add 1 teaspoon of optional vinegar if you want, and lower the heat to a gentle simmer.
  • Place the eggs on a slotted spoon and carefully lower them into the boiling water, anmd simmer for 4 minutes.
  • Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and immediately place under cool running water to stop the cooking process.
  • Transfer the eggs onto the egg-cups. To remove the cap, gently tap around the top with a dented knife or use an egg-cutter. Season your perfect soft-boiled eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy straight away with toasted bread on the side.




Egg size:
For small eggs, allow 30 seconds less cooking time.
For large eggs, allow 30 seconds more cooking time.


Serving: 1egg | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 5.4IU | Calcium: 2.2mg | Iron: 4.9mg