Sous Vide Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe

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Sous Vide Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

  • Yield:Makes 1 to 12 eggs
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:45 minutes


  • 1 to 12 large eggs


  1. 1.

    Adjust sous-vide cooker to 143°F. Alternatively, fill a large beer cooler with hot water and use a kettle of boiling water to adjust heat to 146°F. Prepare an ice bath. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Gently lower eggs into water using a metal spider or fine mesh strainer. Cook for exactly 3 minutes then immediately transfer eggs to ice bath and let chill for 1 minute. Transfer to sous-vide cooker and cook for 45 minutes. Serve immediately or cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in sous-vide cooker at 135°F for 30 minutes to serve.