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Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

Soft Boiled Eggs


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 8 eggs 1x

Description

Here’s how to make soft boiled eggs! This cook time results in a golden runny yolk and firm whites every time. Perfect for breakfast or atop ramen.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 to 8 eggs

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a simmer: Fill a medium pot of water and bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer where the water is just vibrating.
  2. Simmer 6 to 7 minutes: Gently lower the eggs into the water with a spoon. Simmer for 6 to 7 minutes (6 for a very runny yolk and 7 for still runny and barely starting to set).
  3. Prepare ice water: Meanwhile, prepare a bowl filled with water and ice cubes. When the eggs are done, immediately place them in the ice bath and let them cool, about 2 minutes.
  4. Peel: Peel the eggs by lightly tapping the bottom end (larger end that has the air bubble). When the shell crushes, gently peel off the shell in pieces. Slice in half and serve.
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Eggs