Soft-Boiled Eggs
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  • Writer: Alice

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Find out how to cook soft-boil eggs in an ideal way! Sprinkle salt over them and eat them on their own, or add them to toast or grain bowls.

Perfectly cooked soft-boiled eggs have an intoxicating flavor- runny yolk and delicate white. To my mind, making it is a skill that everyone should possess.

It only takes a few minutes, only needs one ingredient, and can easily be done to practically anything to add protein and good fats. To make a meal out of a slice of toast or complete a salad, use these items. Put a soft-boiled egg on it.

Here is how I soft boil an egg, and it’s completely foolproof. Soft-boiled eggs with properly cooked whites and gooey, jammy yolks are the result. My kitchen always has this easy dish on hand. You’ll have it in yours after you give it a try!


Soft-Boiled Eggs
Food: Soft-Boiled Eggs
Source: Cook Fast, Eat Well

There is no easier way to cook boiled eggs than using my technique! This is how it works:

Heat the water first. Over high heat, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. So that the water continues to gently boil, lower the heat to medium.

Add the eggs next. Carefully place the eggs into the simmering water using a slotted spoon. Set the alarm for seven minutes.

Prepare the ice bath while the eggs are cooking. A good amount of ice and cold water should be added to a large bowl. Take the eggs out of the boiling water when the timer goes off, and place them right away in the ice bath. Give them at least three minutes to chill.

Peel the eggs last. To remove some of the shells from a soft-boiled egg, tap the bottom of the egg. To loosen and remove the egg’s shell, carefully slip a small spoon between the egg and its shell and then around the egg.

I adore this simple technique for soft-boiled egg peeling, but it can take some practice to get it just right. You can alternatively choose to peel the eggs by hand as I do in my recipe for hard-boiled eggs.

With the remaining eggs, repeat the peeling procedure, then eat!


  • Prepare them however you like. The fact that my idea of the ideal soft-boiled egg may differ from yours is acceptable. It all depends on how thick the yolk is. My preferred consistency for mine is gooey and jammy, with some runny and some starting to firm. I cook mine for 7 minutes to get this texture. Cook your eggs for 6 1/2 minutes if you prefer runnier yolks.
  • Observe the water. Have you ever boiled eggs in water that was quickly boiling? (I have.) Did they falter? They did ( Make sure the water in this recipe stays at a mild boil. The mixture should bubble, but not so vigorously that the eggs bounce. The shells will crack against the pot’s bottom if the water boils too quickly.
  • Avoid avoiding the ice bath. It might be tempting to omit the ice bath from this recipe in the interest of convenience. But rest assured that if it weren’t required, I wouldn’t ask you to do this step. The eggs’ crave-worthy runny yolks are retained thanks to the cold bath, which also makes them much simpler to peel. It’s quite simple and well worth it.


A delicious soft-boiled egg can be enjoyed in a variety of ways! Don’t bother peeling it if you’re feeling fancy. Instead, place it in an egg cup and then crack the egg’s shell with a spoon to take off the top part of the egg.

Eat it straight from the shell and season it with salt & pepper, everything bagel seasoning, or za’atar.

Larger dishes taste fantastic with a soft-boiled egg on top, too. One goes especially well with grain bowls like my Power Bowl or Farmers Market Breakfast Bowl and avocado toast. Attempt these recipes or enjoy making your own bowl using these ingredients:

  • a soft-boiled egg It will increase protein and richness.
  • one grain Consider grains like wheat berries, quinoa, farro, or white, brown, or black rice.
  • Veggies. Whatever you want! Try sautéed mushrooms, roasted vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus, as well as fresh greens.
  • also a spicy sauce. Use a sesame ginger dressing, gochujang sauce, peanut sauce, homemade Italian dressing, or lemon vinaigrette to bring everything together.

Please share the combination ideas you have!


Discover how to boil eggs to perfection! They make a great snack or topping for toast, salads, and other dishes thanks to their soft whites and liquid yolks.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Serves: 2 to 4


  • 2 to 4 large eggs*
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Soft-Boiled Eggs
Food: Soft-Boiled Eggs
Source: Cook Fast, Eat Well
  1. Water should be heated in a medium pot to a slow simmer, just below boiling. Carefully place the eggs into the water with a slotted spoon, and then simmer for 7 minutes (6 minutes for a runnier egg). Place an ice-filled bowl nearby.
  2. Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, remove them immediately and chill in the ice water for one or two minutes.
  3. Tap the bottom of each egg to remove a small portion of the shell,
  4. To loosen and extract the egg from the shell, carefully slip a small spoon in and around the egg. To get this absolutely correct, you need to practice a little. It’s okay if your first batch of eggs isn’t ideal. They’ll still taste fantastic!
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste when preparing eggs.


*You can choose to have more or fewer eggs.
Eggs might differ depending on their variety, size, and freshness.