Jane Whittaker Recipe

Perfect Soft Cooked Eggs

By Jane Whittaker janenov46

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Jane's Story

This 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.


4 large
enough water to cover the eggs a little
1 tsp
white vinegar

Directions Step-By-Step

Set eggs out so they are not ice cold when you start to cook them.
Put 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.
Bring water to a soft boil, and with a spoon lower the eggs in one at a time.
Set your timer immediately for 6 minutes exactly. Now would be a good time to start the toast or english muffins.
When 6 minutes are up, drain off water and fill pan with cold water.
Shell 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.
Put one egg on each slice of buttered toast.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Carb
Collection: 2012 Member's Choice
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Jane Whittaker janenov46
Oct 19, 2011
Nope, lid is off. Should be enough water to cover the eggs.
Theresa Kailany AuntieTess
Oct 19, 2011
Jane-Do I put the lid on for the 6 mins of soft boil or no?
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Oct 16, 2011
Thanks Juliann thought you all might think I had lost my mind, but so far everyone seems to be ok for our beginner recipes and tips.
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Oct 16, 2011
Great instructions Jane. I love soft boiled eggs. You are right beginners have to start somewhere. They are getting tried instructions from us cooks who have been doing this for years. LOL
Jane Whittaker janenov46
Oct 15, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!