How to soft boil an egg video

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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Find out how to create a perfect soft-boiled egg for your soldiers, with this simple step-by-step video recipe

The secret to a really good egg is perfect timing so watch that clock!


  • Saucepan of cold water
  • Slotted spoon
  • 1 fresh egg
  • Teaspoon
  • Egg cup
  • Pin


  1. Use the pin to pierce a hole in the bottom of the egg to stop it from splitting when it's cooking.
  2. Carefully place the egg into the pan of water, turn on the heat and bring the water up to a fast boil.
  3. Once the water is boiling, time the boiled egg for exactly 4 mins.
  4. After the 4 mins, take the egg out of the pan with the slotted spoon and place it into your egg cup.
  5. Use a teaspoon to crack and take the top of the egg.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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