Everybody loves a great soft boiled egg. But it can be a pain for some people. So you know I have to hook you up! My grandma was the one who taught me how to cook the perfect soft boiled egg. And because I always get questions from you, I am going to share all my tips and my method for cooking the perfect soft boiled egg.
I think soft boiled eggs are so sophisticated and proper. Whenever I think of having soft boiled eggs, I think of those older English movies with the families sitting around the table having breakfast. Then cracking into the eggs and speaking about their days.
For me, in my home, my soft boiled eggs usually end up on an avocado toast with sweet potatoes or gluten-free bread and avocado. It is such a quick, nutritious and delicious way to add more protein to any meal.
Tips for cooking the perfect soft boiled egg:
- First, for better results when making soft boiled eggs, try to use your older eggs. They will peel way easier than fresh eggs.
- Season the water you are boiling the eggs in with salt. Adding salt to the water you are cooking your eggs in will help prevent the eggs from cracking while cooking.
- Make sure to set a timer. Set your timer between 6 – 6 1/2 minutes. 6 minutes will give you a liquidy yolk and 6 1/2 minutes will give you a more soft jammy yolk.
- Don’t add the eggs to cold water and then bring to a boil. Always add the eggs to already boiling water and continue to cook from there. Adding the eggs to cold water first will only derail the cooking time.
- Always use an ice bath to cool the eggs down and immediately stop the cooking process. This is key when you are cooking soft boiled eggs. This process will stop the eggs from cooking any further. So you are left with a beautiful runny yolk.
Now that we’ve shared all the tips and tricks to the perfect soft boiled eggs, let’s jump into the full breakdown and recipe.
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A full step by step tutorial plus all my tips and tricks for cooking the perfect soft boiled egg.
2 pasture-raised eggs
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
a slotted spoon
an ice bath (half ice, half water)
To begin, Bring a small saucepan of water seasoned with a few pinches of salt to a boil. Lower the heat to low and use a slotted spoon to gently add the eggs to the water. Increase the heat back to boil, cover the pan and immediately set a timer for 6 – 6 1/2 minutes (depending on how runny you want the yolk).
Once the timer goes off, immediately transfer the eggs to an ice bath (a large bowl with equal parts ice and cold water) for about a 2 minutes or cool to touch.
Peel the eggs and enjoy them over avocado toast, a salad or a bowl of ramen.
*Please note the nutritional values are calculated for the cooked egg only.
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