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A perfectly cooked soft boiled egg cut open to reveal the silky yolk.
How to Make Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Perfect soft boiled eggs with firm whites and liquid gold centers are only six minutes away. Use this easy step by step guide for perfect eggs every time. 

Keyword: easy, Quick
Servings: 1
  • 1 large egg, chilled
  1. Add 1 inch of water to a sauce pot, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  2. Once boiling, add an egg (or however many you'd like as long as they are in a single layer in the bottom of the pot), straight from the refrigerator into the pot. Replace the lid and let it continue to boil for exactly six minutes.

  3. After six minutes, remove the egg(s) from the pot and place them in an ice water bath or run under cool water until they are cool enough to handle. Peel, and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

If you do not plan to eat the egg immediately, cool the eggs completely in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Otherwise, the eggs can be peeled and eaten warm as soon as they are cool enough to handle.