Make: Soft-Boiled Eggs

One of my favorite breakfasts is soft-boiled eggs. Preparing a perfect soft-boiled egg is a challenging feat; I've attempted for decades and have over-cooked and under-cooked many an egg. I finally mastered the fine art of soft boiling and today I'm sharing the secret to success for this hearty and healthy breakfast.

  • Boil a small pot of salted water.
  • Add two eggs.
  • Cover pot, turn heat to low, and set a timer for 6 minutes. Six minutes results in an egg with a nearly solid white and a runny yolk, which is my definition of perfect.
  • While the eggs cook, prepare your toast and cut it into thin strips.
  • When the timer goes off, remove eggs from pot, briefly cool under running cold water, dry off, and place them in egg cups.
  • Just before eating, crack off the top of each egg with a spoon or knife. Dip toast strips into the egg yolk, and scoop out the remaining egg with a spoon.

Bon Appétit!

I don't recommend buying this tool, but I like this Williams-Sonoma photo of a soft-boiled egg breakfast.

I don't recommend buying this tool, but I like this Williams-Sonoma photo of a soft-boiled egg breakfast.