Jane's StoryThis is for our beginner cooks. I make these at least twice a week and they come out perfect every time. It's not easy to get perfect soft boiled eggs either.
Whites are set, but yolk is soft. All you need is some toast and you are set. The cook time is off by one minute, but you have to enter by 5 minute increments in that section, use the direction section for the time.
enough water to cover the eggs a little
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2Put enough water in a sauce pan to cover the eggs. Add the vinegar. The vinegar will prevent the eggs from seeping all over if they crack.
4Set your timer immediately for 6 minutes exactly. Now would be a good time to start the toast or english muffins.
6Shell eggs by dipping in the colder water from time to time so you can handle them. I keep a paper towel handy to dry the egg a little before I put it on toast.
About this Recipe
Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 13, 2011
I love boiled or poached eggs on toast. My favorite is to butter the toast, tear it in pieces, put it in a bowl and put the eggs on top and toss all together. My grandma used to make that for me, and it has stuck with me all these years. Thanks for this recipe, Jane.
Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 13, 2011
Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Oct 13, 2011
Jane that is perfect you should do one for hardboiled eggs too. You wouldn't believe how many young cooks have asked me how to cook them.
Jane McMillan-Whittaker janenov46 - Oct 13, 2011
I was thinking that you would all think that I had lost my mind :D But.....the beginners need a place to start.
Bonnie that would work! Sounds pretty darned good too.
I pick the toast up and eat it like an open faced sandwich.
Dana, there are so many ways out there for sure! Dee came up with one ....see if I can remember..that was bring to a boil, shut it off and leave it for 18 minutes, drain, and add cold water.