Chucky Egg & Soldiers16/10/2012 22:00
To get a lovely soft-boiled egg for your breakfast. Place the eggs in the saucepan and cover them with just enough cold water. Put them on a high heat, as soon as they reach boiling point, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and cook for ...
3 minutes for a really soft-boiled egg
4 minutes for the white to be just set and a yolk that is creamy.
5 minutes for a white and yolk perfectly set.
If you prefer hard yolks, leave them for about 7 - 10 minutes
* Guide is for Medium eggs .If you are cooking a large eggs, add an extra minute to the cooking time.
Use a timer as well, and just experiment until you get it right to your own taste.
Don't forget your hot buttered soldiers too : )
While the chucky eggs are cooking, pop some bread into the toaster, when it's golden, butter and cut into strips to make soldiers. When the eggs are cooked, lift them out of the saucepan with a slotted spoon and pop them into an egg cup. Cut the top off the eggs and dunk your soldiers. : )
Tips ~ The temperature of the egg before it goes in the pan to be cooked is important. Do you keep your eggs in the fridge? if so, then they are likely to crack. Remove eggs from the fridge at least half an hour before you start to prepare them, to bring them up to room temperature. I find its best to use a small saucepan for boiling my chucky eggs, as in a larger pan, they rattle and roll around and crash into one another, which causes them to crack. A gentle simmer is all that's needed too.