How to hard boil an egg video

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

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Follow our step-by-step video for a perfect hard-boiled egg with a slightly soft yolk - great for egg mayonnaise.

Want to know how to get a perfect soft-boiled egg? Watch our step-by-step video


  • Egg
  • Saucepan of water
  • Slotted spoon


  1. Bring the water to a boil, carefully add in the egg and boil for exactly 7 mins.
  2. After the 7 mins, drain the water from your pan, crack your egg around the pan to break up the shell, then pour over cold water and leave for a couple of mins to cool down.
  3. When it's cool, take the egg out of the pan and roll it along the work surface - this makes it really easy to peel.
  4. Peel the shell off of the egg with your fingers.
  5. Use a knife or an egg slicer to cut the egg up and use it in sandwiches or egg mayonnaise.

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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Charlotte U

this made a soft boiled egg, delicious, but very messy when you're trying to slice a 'hard-boiled egg'. ;)

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