Making the Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs is easy and extremely delicious in ramen noodles bowls, soups and salads and especially with toast.

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

What are Soft Boiled Eggs?

Soft boiled eggs are made to where the egg whites are set yet the yolk is runny or jammy. Depending on how long you boil the eggs will depend on the outcome. For softer whites, cook the egg for less time. For less runny yolk and more of a jammy center, cook the egg for a little longer.

cold eggs

It all starts with eggs. First and foremost, it’s important to keep the eggs in the fridge. This is because you don’t want to over cook the yolks. Pulling them out ahead of time could throw off the cook times. Grab the eggs from the fridge right before you’re about to add them to the water. 

If making several at once, I try to pick eggs that are similar in size to ensure they come out with the same.

fill pot with 1 to 2 inches

Start by filling a sauce pan with 1 to 2 inches of water (about 4 cups ish) and bring to a boil over high heat.

add eggs to boiling water

Once boiling quickly and carefully, lower the cold eggs (I like to use a slotted spoon) into the water.

cover and set a timer for 6 minutes

Cover, keep the burner temp on high and set your timer. For a runny center, cook for 6 minutes. Cook for 6-1/2 to 7 minutes for a jammier and less runny egg.

rinse eggs under cool water

Once the timer is up, use a slotted spoon to remove each egg and placing them into a colander.

Immediately rinse under cold water or submerge in ice water.

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Soft boiled eggs are great in my Mushroom Ramen Bowls.

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

Or serve in egg cups with thin toast strips aka toast soldiers. All I ask is that you don’t call them dippy eggs pleaseandthankyou. #kidding #callitwhatyouwant

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

I personally love soft boiled eggs with a sprinkle of salt and a generous sprinkle of everything but the bagel seasoning and buttered toast triangles.

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

And my daughter Malloree loves topping her avocado toast with a jammier soft boiled egg, kosher salt and black pepper.

Enjoy! And if you give this recipe for Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs
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Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

Making the Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs is easy and extremely delicious in ramen noodles bowls, soups and salads and especially with toast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • eggs (see notes)

Instructions

  1. Fill a saucepan with 1 to 2 inches of water (about 4 cups). Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Keep your eggs in the refrigerater until the water is boiling.
  3. Once boiling, use a slotted spoon to carefully lower the cold egg or eggs into the boiling water. Cover and set a timer for 6 minutes for a runny yolk. 6-1/2 to 7 minutes for a more jammy yolk.
  4. When the timer is up, carefully transfer the eggs to a colander set into your sink and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  5. Serve with toast, or with ramen or in soup and on salads.

Notes

If making several soft boiled eggs at once, I try to pick eggs that are similar in size to ensure they come out with the same results.