Perfect Soft Cooked Eggs

Jane Whittaker


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.

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5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Perfect Soft Cooked Eggs


  • 1Set eggs out so they are not ice cold when you start to cook them.
  • 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.
  • 3Bring water to a soft boil, and with a spoon lower the eggs in one at a time.
  • 4Set your timer immediately for 6 minutes exactly. Now would be a good time to start the toast or english muffins.
  • 5When 6 minutes are up, drain off water and fill pan with cold water.
  • 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.
  • 7Put one egg on each slice of buttered toast.

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About Perfect Soft Cooked Eggs

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