Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Boiled eggs recipe

A how to guide to get you making boiled eggs like an expert! This will have you turning out the perfect soft boiles and hard boiled eggs everytime.



  • Eggs
  • Enough water to cover them


Place eggs in cold water in a saucepan.

Bring to the boil and time from when the water starts to boil. 3 minutes for a soft boiled egg or 5 minutes for a hard boiled egg.

For hard boiled eggs run them under cold water and peel.


  • Make sure that you have enough water to cover the eggs.
  • Organic free range eggs are the best if you are eating them like this.
  • Serve them with buttery toast soldiers for dipping and some freshly cracked pepper and salt.

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This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.