SOFT-BOILED EGGS, PERFECT EVERY TIME

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Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

For years I avoided the soft-boiled egg because it never came out quite right. It took much experimentation and some research, but now I think I've got it!
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Serves:
1 or 2
Prep:
5 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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2 to 4
eggs
water, cold

How to Make SOFT-BOILED EGGS, PERFECT EVERY TIME

Step-by-Step

  • 1Tap each egg gently on the wide end with a spoon or knife handle, until the egg has a circular crack. DO NOT break through the inner membrane.
  • 2Place the eggs in a deep pan of cold water, allowing 1" of water above the tops of the eggs.
  • 3Place the pan on high heat until the water starts to boil. TURN THE HEAT OFF, and set your timer for the desired doneness.

    2 minutes – The white isn’t fully set and the yolk is totally raw
    4 minutes – The white is fully set, but the yolk is thick and runny
    6 minutes – The white is fully set, and the yolk is mostly set, but still a little runny in the middle
    8 minutes – The white is fully set, and the yolk is set, but tender
    10 minutes – The white is fully set, and the yolk is fully set

    I like mine at about three-and-a-half minutes.
  • 4When the timer goes off plunge the eggs into cold water to stop the cooking.
  • 5Crack the shell all over with the back of a spoon and then soak the eggs in cold water for 30 minutes before peeling. The peeling will slide right off.

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About SOFT-BOILED EGGS, PERFECT EVERY TIME

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American




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