How To Boil The Perfect Soft Boiled Egg


sbThe majority of us have no idea how to cook a soft boiled egg or even what it is. A soft boiled egg is achieved when the white has solidified and the yolk has thickened but still has a runny consistency. Here are a few easy steps to follow to obtain the perfect soft boiled egg.



  1. Place eggs in a single layer in order to insure that all the eggs cook evenly.
  2. Cover eggs 1 to 2 inches with COLD water. (Placing the eggs in cold water and bringing them up to a gentle boil will prevent the cracking.)
  3. Bring water to a boil over high heat.
  4. Let it boil for 6 minutes.
  5. After 6 minutes run cold water over eggs to stop the cooking process.
  6. To enjoy place eggs in egg cups, gently tap the top of the egg with a spoon and peel the top. If you prefer you can also peel the whole egg.

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Written by Janine Goodman

Janine Goodman

As the online Food Editor, Janine Goodman, a trained chef and dedicated mom has a passion for creating easy to make dishes for the whole family. Whether its baking or cooking, her love of fresh produce and accessible ingredients make it a joy for readers to try her recipes.

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