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#1 CharliMarley

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

I am so ashamed to admit this, as I have been cooking for years, but how long for a soft boiled egg with soldiers, after it has come to the boil. I haven't cooked one since my kids grew up! unsure.gif

#2 Lissome

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

YUM, I love egg and soldiers. I do large eggs, place in cold water, bring to a gentle boil. At FIRST sight of bubbles in the water, set timer for 3 minutes. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: I can be a bit hit and miss with getting the perfectly cooked egg, so hopefully someone will come along with a fool proof method.

#3 ~Jodama_Feral~

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:26 AM

7 to 10 minutes. Depending if you want it soft or hard boiled.

BTW I dont boil my water first just hot tap water and put them in.

Edited by kriattica, 11 January 2013 - 10:31 AM.


#4 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

stalking this thread, because the last 3 times I've tried to do toast and soldiers, i've undercooked the egg and burnt the toast ddoh.gif

#5 Lissome

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE (kriattica @ 11/01/2013, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
7 to 10 minutes. Depending if you want it soft or hard boiled.


7 minutes!!! I've done them for 3mins 30 secs before and they've had solid yolks? Confusing business. I do 6 minutes for a hard boiled egg!

#6 FiveAus

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

My method is to place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil, turn heat off, cover saucepan and leave to sit in water for 4 mins for soft boiled and 9 mins for hard.

#7 PatG

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

I do hard boiled like this:  boil water, add cold egg/s from fridge, boil for 10 minutes, take out and run under cold water for a while, leave in bowl of cold water with ice.  This if for things like salads etc.  If you want to eat your hardboiled egg hot, I think that 9 minutes should do it as it will cook a bit more after you take it out of the water.  Haven't perfected solf boiled yet!

#8 noi'mnot

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

Put the eggs in cold water, time exactly three minutes from when the water starts to boil and turn off.

Dip into the deliciousness. There are very few things in this world that are better than a soft boiled egg with buttery soldiers! original.gif

#9 PrincessPeach

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Depending upon the size of the eggs, from the point at when the water starts to boil, it's 3 minutes.

Then take them out & run them under cold water to stop the cooking process.

#10 *LucyE*

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE
My method is to place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil, turn heat off, cover saucepan and leave to sit in water for 4 mins for soft boiled and 9 mins for hard.

That's sort of what I do too. The coddling gives more flexibility than direct heat cooking.

Google Delia Smith for the perfect boiled egg instructions.

#11 harryhoo

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:33 AM

Three minutes from the boil for soft yolks... perfect for soldier-dipping! I do seven for hard boiled for salads/sandwhiches etc

#12 steppy

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 11/01/2013, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Depending upon the size of the eggs, from the point at when the water starts to boil, it's 3 minutes.

Then take them out & run them under cold water to stop the cooking process.

Exactly this. 5 mins if you want them to be hard, 3 for soft.

#13 Bluenomi

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

Put eggs in egg machine, turn on and take out when it buzzes  ph34r.gif

#14 MintyBiscuit

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

Get one of these. Perfect every time

#15 blackcat20

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I have to google it every time I want to boil an egg...I obviously dont do it very often.

#16 Cranky Kitten

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:52 AM

Heston recommends the "bring to the boil, switch off and time 5-6 minutes" method.

Works every time. Except when you get DH to do it, because his idea of bringing to the boil is to wait until the eggs are bouncing around the pot rather than just gently bubbling.

Damn, now I want soft boiled eggs. And I can't have them *shakes fist*

#17 Natttmumm

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Start with cold water, add cold eggs, turnon the heat and as soon as water starts to boil take it off the stove and leave eggs on the water for 6 minutes.
Should be soft boiled but not under cooked

#18 CharliMarley

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Thanks girls, it is all coming back to me now. bbighug.gif

#19 muggins_00

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE (FiveAus @ 11/01/2013, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My method is to place the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to boil, turn heat off, cover saucepan and leave to sit in water for 4 mins for soft boiled and 9 mins for hard.


I do the same as this.

#20 hoohoobump

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 11/01/2013, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Depending upon the size of the eggs, from the point at when the water starts to boil, it's 3 minutes.

Then take them out & run them under cold water to stop the cooking process.


We do this - works every time. Think it was a tip on Masterchef or something.

#21 Z-girls rock

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

get yourself one of these egg perfect egg timer:
http://ergonomics.about.com/od/buyingguide...egg_perfect.htm

you pop it in the water with your eggs and it changes colour as the eggs cook soft to medium to hard.

it is great!

#22 Giota

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:19 AM

I cook different eggs different time for soft dipping eggs.
These times are all based on boiling water.

Small room temp egg = 3min
Small fridge temp egg = 3.5min
Large room temp =3.5
Large Fridge Temp = 4min

#23 *LucyE*

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

QUOTE
Damn, now I want soft boiled eggs. And I can't have them *shakes fist*

I discovered after having my last child, that slow cooking eggs not only kills salmonella but also results in a perfect soft boiled/poached egg.

The egg is slowly cooked at about 62.5-64.5C for an hour in its shell. Then you crack open the shell for a perfectly cooked egg with firm but not rubbery whites and a soft gooey yolk.

The theory is that above around 65C the yolk starts to harden. Salmonella can be killed by a short burst of hot temperature or a long exposure to lower temperatures (it needs to be over 60c). Generally, a hard boiled egg will reach over 75C inside.

#24 Funwith3

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

Did them the other night... 3 minutes is what the internet says for soft boiled. I checked it at 3 minutes and the egg white was still a little bit clear so I popped them on for another half a minute. So I would say 3-4 minutes at the very most for soft boiled.

#25 livvie7586

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (HollyOllyOxenfree @ 11/01/2013, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Get one of these. Perfect every time


something like this, but mine whistles (3 different tunes, so soft, medium and hard boiled).  i don't even need to be in the kitchen to know where my eggs are up to

this one, actually

http://www.kitchencontraptions.com/pictures/p2297_main.jpg




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