Thursday, 1 June 2017

Boiling Eggs Tip.

I came across this egg boiling tip a few years ago.  Before then,  I always guessed the right time to boil eggs.  Not any more.  Now the guess work has been taken away.

!.  Place the amount of eggs you want to boil in a saucepan

2.  Place one teaspoon of salt in the saucepan.  This helps prevent the eggs from cracking.

3.  Fill the saucepan with cold tap water until the eggs are just covered.

4.  Put the saucepan lid on and bring to the boil on the stove.

5.  As soon as the water boils,  turn the stove off,  Keep the lid on and sit for 5 minutes in the hot water.

6.  Drain the hot water and fill the saucepan with cold water.until the eggs are covered.  Sit for 5 minutes then peel the eggs.  The yolk should still be a little soft.


  1. Hi Wendy, I love tips on how to do simple things really well, thanks for this. Just one question, should you start with room temperature eggs? Have a wonderful weekend.

    1. I usually use them straight from the fridge. Room temp eggs might be less prone to cracking though.


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