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How to Make Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

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I first learned about soft boiled eggs from my grandma. She showed us her special egg cups. She talked about cooking the eggs for the perfect amount of time.

Inspired, I decided to try my hand at making soft boiled eggs. To my dismay, it was impossible for me to get consistent results. I threw in the towel and decided it wasn't meant to be.

After see a tutorial online, I decided to experiment more. To my delight, I was able to get perfectly soft boiled eggs every time.

Let me show you how!


How to Cook Soft Boiled Eggs
Begin by filling a pot with enough water to cover your eggs. Bring it to a full, rolling boil. Gently slip your cold eggs into the water. Cover, turn the heat down a bit, and allow to boil for your preferred amount of time (more on that in a bit).


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Remove egg from pot and place in a bowl of ice water for a minute or two to stop the cooking process. Enjoy with butter and salt.


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So, what's the proper amount of time to cook your eggs? Well, that all depends on how you like them. Above is a display of eggs cooked for various amounts of time.

From left to right: 5 minutes | 6.5 minutes | 7 minutes | 8 minutes | 9 minutes

My personal favorite is 6.5 minutes. The white is solid, but the yolk is quite runny. 5 minutes is WAY too soft for me: I don't do the slimy white thing.


TO SUM UP THE PROCESS:

  • * Fill your pot with enough water to cover your eggs. Bring it to a full rolling boil over high heat.
  • * Place your COLD eggs into the water carefully. Cover, set your timer, and turn the heat down a bit.
  • * When the time is up, immediately place your eggs in a bowl of ice water for a minute or two, or run them under cold water. This stops the cooking process. 
  • * Serve with butter and salt. Mmhmm.


How do you like your boiled eggs?



2 comments

  1. It's great to see the progression of different cook times, very helpful. Personally, my eggs need to be cooked, no dippy eggs or soft boilds for me :)

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