Nigella Lawson’s favourite breakfast – a boiled egg

Published on 22nd Jun 2017 at 16:53 by Mary Gittens

In her book “Feast”, Nigella Lawson says her favourite breakfast is a boiled egg, maldon salt, and buttered fingers.

Here’s what she has to say about her ritualistic morning treat:

"If the egg is fridge-cold, it should go into the pan along with the cold water when you put it on the stove, but if it’s at room temperature – which is better – you should lower it into the water once it’s started boiling.

How long you want to cook it for is obviously up to you, but a beautiful, oozingly golden yolked egg had 4 minutes, as indeed mine does every morning. I also throw in a matchstick – rather than the teaspoon of vinegar or salt that some people swear by – but just because my great aunt always did and told me that it stopped the white cloudy substance flowing out should the egg crack while cooking. I think it does work, but I do it because I’ve always done it, not because I have scientific proof that it’s effective."

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