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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg
Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Learn this fast and easy technique to get PERFECT soft boiled eggs every time.

Servings: 1
  • 1 large egg
  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), replace the lid, and let it continue to boil for exactly six minutes.

  3. After six minutes, remove the eggs and place 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.