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Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

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Making the Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs is easy and extremely delicious in ramen noodles bowls, soups and salads and especially with toast.
Course Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, brunch, eggs, ramen, soft boiled, yolk
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Servings 1
Author Laurie McNamara


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  • Fill a saucepan with 1 to 2 inches of water (about 4 cups). Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Keep your eggs in the refrigerater until the water is boiling.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with toast, or with ramen or in soup and on salads.


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.