THEY say boiling an egg is one of the easiest things to cook – but anyone whose egg has turned out either too runny or too hard for their taste will beg to differ.
Here’s the lowdown on perfectly cooked eggs.
Getty – Contributor Those who want a completely solid white and a pretty set yoke too should go for eight minutes
How long does it take to hard boil an egg?
When it comes to boiling an egg, be it hard or slightly soft, the trick is to suss out how you like your egg done – then go for the right amount of minutes.
If you’re from the runny yoke school of thought, you’ll want to go for no longer than four minutes.
If you like your yellow slightly set, opt for six minutes instead.
Those who want a completely solid white and a pretty set yoke too should go for eight minutes.
Getty – Contributor If you’re from the runny yoke school of thought, you’ll want to go for no longer than four minutes
It’s probably best not to go too long over that, otherwise the yoke might crumble.
How do you make scrambled eggs in the microwave?
If you fancy scrambled eggs without using your hob, you can easily whip up the breakfast favourite by using the microwave.
According to BBC Good Food, to microwave a portion of scrambled eggs (made from two eggs) you should whisk the eggs in a microwavable bowl and then gradually add around 1/2 pint of milk while still whisking.
Once combined, aim for around three minutes cooking on the microwave – or more/less until it’s cooked.
Getty – Contributor You can make scrambled eggs ina microwave in around three minutes