I recently shared the above photo on instagram and several of you wanted to know how I cooked my eggs like that. So, here it is… my super easy method for soft-boiled eggs.
Soft-boiled egg yolks were Indyanna’s first food, so I have been making them almost daily for the past year. It took me a few tries to get it right. The perfect soft-boiled egg, should have firm whites that are cooked through, and a runny yolk.
Most recipes that I’ve read recommend cooking the eggs for 4 minutes, but I would end up with a runny white, when I would follow this advice.
After some experimentation, I learned that my stove requires me to cook my eggs a little longer. 5.5 minutes ended up being the perfect timing for me. Our eggs are usually medium sized. I have found that the size of the eggs also makes a difference. Larger eggs need a little more time in the water. I encourage you to try the below method a few times and find the timing that works best for you!
Indy and I enjoy soft-boiled eggs most mornings. They are so tasty and simple to make. Added bonus, no egg pan to clean up! Indyanna loves hers mashed up in a bowl. But, I think it is about time that I invest in these cute little egg cups for me.
I recommend that you try this method starting with 5 minutes, then adjust accordingly based on how your eggs turned out. Some people have told me that 4 minutes works best for them, while others find that 6 minutes works best.
Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs
- Fill a pot with enough water to cover the eggs. Bring the water to a boil.
- Once the water is boiling, use a spoon to gently lower the eggs into the water.
- Cook uncovered for 5 minutes. I recommend using a timer.
- Use a slotted spoon to carefully remove the eggs from the water and run them under cold water.
- Peel and enjoy!
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