How To Hard Boil An Egg

For the final day of British Egg Week (5th-11th October 2009) I thought I would share how to hard boil an egg.

Put the eggs (still in their shells) into boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. Try not to over cook for more than 10 minutes as the eggs may be discoloured. Put the eggs immediately into cold water to cool as this prevents a dark colouration around the yolk. When cool, crack the egg shell and peel it from the eggs.

Hen and duck eggs take 10 minutes to hard boil, guinea fowl eggs take over 5 minutes and quail eggs take 3 minutes to hard boil.