03/10/2013 11:34 BST | Updated 03/10/2013 12:09 BST

Two Ways To Cook An Egg: How To Boil It, Scramble It (TIPS)
Two Ways To Cook An Egg: How To Boil It, Scramble It (TIPS)

After the news that a whopping 78% of you didn't know how to boil an egg, we thought it was time to take action and do a step by step guide for you.

These two quick idiot-proof egg recipes are courtesy of's brand new The Ultimate Student Cookbook.

How to boil an egg:


  • one egg (the best quality you can afford)
  • Salt and pepper


  • Fill a small pan two thirds of the way up with water and bring to the boil
  • Lower the egg into the pan carefully
  • Simmer briefly for three minutes for a really soft and gooey egg. Five minutes for a rich runny yolk and 10-12 minutes for a hard-boiled egg you can slice up.

How to make scramble eggs:


  • Two eggs (the best quality you can afford)
  • Generous knob of butter
  • One slice of buttered toast
  • Salt and pepper


  • Crack the eggs into a bowl, season generously, then use a fork to whisk together well
  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over a medium to high heat. Once melted and bubbling pour in the whisked eggs
  • You now have to stir the eggs almost constantly as they begin to come together. The secret is to turn the heat off when
  • the eggs still look a little liquid, this should take about 4–5 minutes. Once the heat is off continue to stir the eggs and the
  • residual heat will finish off the cooking
  • Now spoon your incredibly creamy scrambled eggs over hot toast, top with a little extra black pepper and get stuck in

Now get cracking (ho ho..)

The StudentBeans cookbook can be purchased here.