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The Perfect Hard Boiled Egg

Preparation time: 1 minute

Cooking time: 3-7 minutes

Serves: 1

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Golden Irish Eggs


  1. Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer
  3. for 3-7 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs cooked.
  4.  After 3 minutes they will be really soft and after 5 minutes
  5. both the white and the yolk will be set.


In minutes results

  • 3 mins – really soft boiled yolk and set white
  • 4 mins – slightly set yolk and set white
  • 5 mins – firmer yolk and white
  • 6 mins – hard boiled with lightly soft yolk
  • 7 mins – firmly hard boiled

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