How to boil an egg with a perfect runny yolk every time

It can be tricky to boil an egg and achieve that perfect runny yolk.
Here’s how to do it.


  1. Use eggs at room temperature – NOT straight out of the fridge.
  2. Fill a pan with water – enough to cover the egg(s) by 1cm.
  3. Bring the water to a bubbling boil.
  4. Use a spoon to gently lower the eggs into the water.
  5. Boil your eggs for EXACTLY 1 minute.
  6. Turn the heat off and cover the pan with a lid or plate.
  7. Leave the eggs in the water for EXACTLY 6 minutes for a runny yolk.
    OR
    Leave the eggs in the water for EXACTLY 7 minutes for a creamy yolk.
  8. Enjoy with a sprinkle of salt and buttered toast.


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