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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

Friends, if you’re looking for how to make soft boiled eggs, my method for the Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe is superior. It works every time!

You know, when you run the eggs under water and peel them, and the shells just peel and fall right off? Like served in this Miso Soup Recipe with Soft Boiled Eggs, or this Butter Lettuce Spring Veggie and Salmon Salad (with soft eggs).

Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

We love to call these “jammy eggs.” They are cooked perfectly on the inside, and delicious to eat alone, or to serve with recipes.

How to make the Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

How to make soft boiled eggs

Watch the video for my method for how to make soft boiled eggs. It really can’t be more simpler! Here’s how it goes:

  1. Bring a large pan of water to a BOIL.
  2. By spoon, carefully drop the eggs to the bottom of the boiling water.
  3. Bring back to a rolling boil, then boil for 7 minutes (10 minutes for hard cooked.)
  4. Immediately remove from the heat and rinse with cold water.
  5. Repeat the process; pour the water out and add in cold water. Allow to sit.
  6. Peel the eggs under running cold water; the peels will slide right off.

You can get the full printable recipe below!

How to Make Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

How long to boil an egg

Here’s where boiling eggs may differ. If you’re just cooking one or two eggs, five minutes is perfect for a runny yolk, but seven minutes gives a more firmly set, spoonable, yolk.

For me, 10 minutes is the sweet spot for a hard cooked egg, and 7 minutes is perfect for soft-boiled.

How to make the Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

When the timer goes off, drain the water and add in cold water. Allow to sit for a few minutes and repeat the process.

How to peel the eggs

The eggs are ready for peeling! Under running cold water, peel the PERFECT EGG!

Tap the bottom of a soft boiled egg to remove a little of the shell. It’s optional to slide a small spoon between the egg and its shell, and slide it around the egg to loosen the shell. But honestly with my method, I never have to do this.

I normally just peel the eggs with my hands, like I do in a hard boiled egg recipe.

Repeat the peeling process with the remaining eggs, and enjoy! Grab the delicious “egg” recipes to try at the bottom of this post.

Practicing hospitality

Friends, do you ever let insecurities prevent you from extending hospitality and hosting friends?

We all get out of the habit of hosting, or we let silly reasons and excuses get in the way to not invite people over.

When I press through, there’s always a satisfied feeling in my heart when we say our goodbyes to our guests. I know that it’s not about me, but all about them. It feels good to stretch myself (and pocketbook) to open our home, for even one small get-together of friends or neighbors!

I encourage you this spring to dust off the outside table, buy a new flower pot, worry less about making mistakes or the imperfections in your cooking or whatever it is that gets in your way, and make that invite!

Think of it as practicing, if you need to. Because practicing will make it much easier the next time you host.

Happy almost Easter week!

How to make Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

More soft boiled egg recipes to try:

Here is a list of delicious recipes for spring and summer that are made with a soft boiled egg.

Carmelized Onion and Hummus Potato Salad [Country Cleaver]

 Tangy Green Bean Potato Salad [Nutmeg Nanny]

Epic Grilled Breakfast Charcuterie Board [my personal favorite breakfast board]

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Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen eggs

Instructions

  • Bring a large pan of water to a BOIL.
  • By spoon, carefully drop the eggs to the bottom of the boiling water.
  • Bring back to a rolling boil, then boil for 7 minutes (10 minutes for hard cooked.)
  • Immediately remove from the heat and rinse with cold water.
  • Repeat the process; pour the water out and add in cold water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs under running cold water; the peels will slide right off.

Video

Notes

Previously posted April 2018
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