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.
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.
- Yield:Serves 1 to 6
- Active time: 5 minutes
- Total time:15 minutes
- 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.