Who knows how to cook the perfect boiled egg? You do piglet? All right, well you head off and Google cat videos, whilst the rest of you stay behind to learn the egg magic. Whilst it may seem like a simple thing, “anyone can boil an egg”, complete disasters can happen in the egg boiling department and you can end up with all sorts of disappointing finished products. Like when they’re so hard they get the black circle around the yolk. Oh dear sweet piglets.
This Little Pig actually did a great lot of research into the perfect egg boiling method back in its hay day and is pleased to have reached the perfect solution. So roll up your sleeves and get the water boiling piglets, you are about to find out the secrets of the universe, a.k.a. the most simple and delicious breakfast routine. Oink.
Soft Boiled Eggs with Chives and Vegemite Tin Soldiers
Feeds: 1 Hungry Piglet
Prep Time: 1 Minute. Cooking Time: 7ish Minutes.
2 x Free Range Eggs
2 x Sourdough Bread Slices
4 x Chive Strands
Good Scraping of Butter
Good Scraping of Vegemite
Lavish Sprinklings of Salt & Pepper
A Timer of Some Description to Ensure Perfection
How to Make Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs:
- Pop your two eggs in a small pot with cold water covering them.
- Allow you eggs to come to the boil (lid on), IMMEDIATELY take your egg pot off the heat.
- Leaving your eggs sitting in the pot of water (lid on), quickly (don’t fumble in panic but don’t take your time either piglets) start your timer for 3 minutes. This will give you a firm white and slightly soft yolk.
- Pop your bread in the toaster to toast until golden.
- Finely dice your chives.
- After 3 minutes are up, pull your eggs out of the hot water with a slotted spoon and hold under some cold water – this stops the cooking process.
- Take a small teaspoon and crack off their heads to open them up.
- Smear your bread with butter and vegemite and cut into tin soldiers (or strips of bread, for the sadly unitiated boiled egg swines).
- Sprinkle your egg with fresh chives and salt and pepper.
- Tuck in dear piglets, feeling smug that you now know one of life’s big mysteries.