How to Make the Perfect Soft Boiled Egg

Posted in on the 9th March, 2013
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How to Soft Boil an Egg

One of my all-time favorite breakfast is a couple perfect soft boiled eggs. The perfect soft boiled egg should have a warm runny yolk with a firm egg white.  It can be tricky to make, but if you follow these steps you will get the perfect soft boiled egg. Let me show you how.

Step-by-step instructions:

How to Soft Boil an Egg

Place eggs in a medium sauce pan. Fill the saucepan with water, covering the egg by about a half inch to an inch. Remove eggs and set aside. Bring water to a full boil on high heat.

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Once the water is boiling, add baking soda.  It will cause the water to bubble up a bit. This helps in the peeling process. I’ve also heard that adding a splash of vinegar in the water will help to make the eggs peel easier.

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Reduce the temperature to medium high heat so that the water reduces to a rapid simmer. Then gently lower the eggs into the water one at a time. Allow the eggs to cook for about 6 minutes.  Drain the hot water from the eggs and run them under cold tap water for 30-60 seconds.

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To eat, in a chopping motion, cut the very top off of each egg. Use a spoon to scoop out the egg and eat immediately (porcelain spoons work extra great for this, but any old spoon will do). It is great with an accompanied piece of buttered toast for dipping into the yolk. If your egg shells are white, be careful not to eat the egg shell. It will be a rude awakening that’s not too tasty.

How to Soft Boil an Egg

Now you know how to make the perfect soft boiled egg. That wasn’t too difficult was it? Please comment below if you try this method for the perfect soft boiled egg. I’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy the comfort of food!

Printable recipe:

How to make the Perfect soft boiled egg

Serves 1
Cook time 8 minutes
Allergy Egg allergy
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Soft boiled eggs should have a warm runny yolk with a firm egg white. It can be tricky to make, but if you follow these steps you will get the perfect soft boiled egg. Recipe URL: http://recipesingoodtaste.com/?p=7373

Ingredients

  • 2 Large eggs (make in batches no more than 4)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (for 4 eggs, use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)

Note

Recipe URL: http://recipesingoodtaste.com/?p=7373

Directions

Step 1 Place eggs in a medium sauce pan. Fill the saucepan with water, covering the egg by about a half inch to an inch. Remove eggs and set aside. Bring water to a full boil on high heat.
Step 2 Once the water is boiling, add baking soda. It will cause the water to bubble up a bit. Reduce the temperature to medium high heat so that the water reduces to a rapid simmer. Then gently lower the eggs into the water one at a time. Allow the eggs to cook for about 6 minutes.
Step 3 Drain the hot water from the eggs and run them under cold tap water for 30-60 seconds.
Step 4 To eat, in a chopping motion, cut the very top off of each egg. Use a spoon to scoop out the egg and eat immediately (porcelain spoons work extra great for this, but any old spoon will do). It is great with an accompanied piece of buttered toast for dipping into the yolk. If your egg shells are white, be careful not to eat the egg shell. It will be a rude awakening that’s not too tasty.

2 Comments

  1. joan - March 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I always boiled the egg and covered it with water, then once it boiled, boil for 2:30 or 3 minutes. I like your approach though- I will try it. What does the baking soda do besides bubble? Not sure why you need to add that? Please explain.

    • Pam Ruder - March 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      It just allows you to peel/scoop or get at the egg easier. It works beautifully for hard boiled too. It is not critical, just helps if you don’t want to struggle with the egg.

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