boiled egg

Some people might think that boiling an egg is common sense, not quite. Although people think something is easy, it can be a touch tricky and actually boiling eggs is just that. If you’re after a boiled egg recipe you’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing more I like more than eggs and soldiers.

Eggs and Soldiers Recipe

Eggs and soldiers is a British term, I know a lot of people outside the UK haven’t heard of the term and it baffles me because it’s just a way of life for me! it’s basically a hard boiled egg recipe with bread to dip into when it’s done and cracked open.

Now I have an easy way to make boiled eggs, a cheat if you will. Before I get into that I will say that you need to make sure you have the right egg holders to suit your personality, I have a pair of Christmas egg cups and couldn’t live without them.

Equipment Needed For Making Boiled Eggs

If you want an easy boiled eggs recipe then I’d follow this one and you’ll have no problem. No waiting around for a timer to go off or counting the seconds to make sure you’re not too early or late. Here’s the equipment you’ll need when you want to know how to make hard boiled eggs.

I love eggs as they’re rather healthy and low in calories. Healthy boiled egg recipes are hard to come by but boiled egg recipes for breakfast are even harder, that being said I don’t see why this can’t be an egg breakfast recipe as well.

Egg Cups – As I said you’re going to need some nice little egg cups. Make sure they sparkle when you eat your hard boiled eggs and enjoy them! It’s all about the show.

Egg Timer – This is the most important thing you’ll need. When it gets hot it boils like an egg. It’ll show you how your egg is so if you like it runny or hard it’ll do it the way you want!

How To Boil An Egg Method

If you’re thinking how long to soft boil an egg, this recipe will help you with that. Use this method and you’ll have no issues, it’s boiled egg time after all. You don’t just have to use them for eggs and soldiers, however, I love boiled egg salad and if you’re making boiled eggs for lunch this recipe is for you.

boiled egg

How to Boil an Egg Recipe

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Breakfast
Servings 2 People


  • 4 Eggs


  • Fill a medium pan 3/4 full of water and put on medium-high heat.
  • Once the water is boiling, place the eggs gently and carefully in the water using a large spoon.
  • Set the timer and set it to the way you like your eggs. Soft – 4 minutes Medium – 6 Minutes Hard – 8 MInutes
  • Remove the eggs from the water, put into an egg cup, cut the top off the egg and enjoy with bread or toasted soldiers.
Keyword Breakfast, Egg, Slimming World

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