Sous Vide Soft Boiled Eggs Recipe

Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 45 mins
Makes: 1 to 12 eggs

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  • 1 to 12 large eggs


  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.

Special equipment

Sous-vide circulator

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