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Soft Boiled Egg

Soft Boiled Egg

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Soft Boiled Egg
Soft boiled eggs are great for a traditional English breakfast, ramen noodle dishes, egg salads, or great for pickling.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Breakfast, Egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6:30 minutes
Passive Time 12 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water boiled in medium sauce pan
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tray ice cubes in a bowl of water to shock eggs
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Breakfast, Egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6:30 minutes
Passive Time 12 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
  • 4 cups water boiled in medium sauce pan
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tray ice cubes in a bowl of water to shock eggs
Instructions
  1. Eggs should be room temperature before boiling, If the eggs are coming straight out of the fridge soak them in warm water for about 5 minutes. This keeps the eggs from cracking (popping) when they are lowered into boiling water.
  2. Fill a medium sized pot with enough water to cover the eggs and bring to a rolling boil. It is important to keep the eggs out of the pot until the water boils. This method helps control the accuracy of timing the eggs.
  3. Once the water is at a rolling boil lower eggs into the water with a spoon or wire egg scooper.
  4. Have a digital timer set for 6 minutes and 30 seconds and ready to start as soon as the eggs are fully submerged into the boiling water. **
  5. As soon as the timer goes off remove the eggs from the boiling water with a spoon or wire egg scooper.
  6. Place the eggs in ice water after lightly tapping the shells with the handle of a utensil to gently crack a few spots.* These small cracks allow water to seep into the egg and forms a layer between the inside of the shell and the egg white for easy peeling. Let cool for 10 minutes or peel immediately to serve warm.
  7. Make sure to peel under running water and peel them carefully as the whites and yolks are fragile and will break apart. If not using immediately store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Recipe Notes

*For English style soft boiled eggs remove the eggs from the boiling water and immediately run the eggs under cold water for a few seconds (quick shock) then place in an egg cup, crack the top off, and serve with sliced toast (English Soldiers).

**If you prefer hard boiled eggs, set the timer for 10 minutes. The egg yolk will be dry, but good for making deviled eggs.

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