Why It Works
- Using a slotted spoon to gently lower the eggs prevents them from cracking.
- Exactly six minutes is just enough cooking time for the perfect soft-boiled texture.
Perfect soft-boiled eggs require the right technique. We cooked dozens and dozens of eggs before arriving at this method, which delivers eggs with tender whites and liquid yolks every single time.
- 3 quarts (2.8L) water
- 1 to 6 large eggs
Bring water to a gentle simmer in a medium pot. Gently lower eggs into water with a slotted spoon or strainer (do not drop eggs into water, as they might crack). Cook for exactly 6 minutes, then remove eggs with slotted spoon and serve.
Medium pot, slotted spoon