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How to cook the perfect soft boiled egg

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I grew up eating a soft-boiled egg every morning before school. I stopped eating them for a while, and have recently re-discovered this tasty and super easy way to enjoy a chicken egg. They are delicious just cut in half with some salt and pepper. Or, lightly smashed onto toast with a dash of hot sauce. Or served on a bed of greens.

Here are the steps to cook a perfect soft boiled egg.

how to perfectly cook soft boiled eggs

How to cook perfect soft boiled eggs.

To make:
1.) In a small pot deep enough to cook the eggs, boil enough water to cover eggs by a good inch.

2.) Once the water has come to a rolling boil, gently lower the eggs into the water, using a slotted spoon or a wire mesh scoper.

3.) Set a timer for 6 minutes.

4.) Once the timer goes off, turn off the heat and let the eggs rest in the water for another minute or so. Gently take eggs out of water and place them in a bowl on the counter. NOTE: Let the water in the pot cool and then water your house plants.

cool eggs in water for perfect soft boiled eggs

Cool eggs under running water for a few moments.

5.) If you prefer very soft boiled eggs, run the bowl of eggs until cool tap water for a minute or two. If you prefer the eggs a bit more firm, let them sit on the counter longer. Peel, cut in half, and enjoy.

perfect soft boiled egg

The perfect soft boiled egg served with toast and hot sauce.

NOTE: You’ll want to adjust the cooking time of the eggs depending on how small or large the eggs are. The smaller the egg, the faster they will cook and harden. The larger the egg, the slower.

NOTE: You can make extra eggs, refrigerate them and then eat cold within a few days.

Author: Jane Newcomb

“Stems and All” is my personal journey to become a more environmentally responsible human, live a more sustainable life, and practice sustainable consuming habits.

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  1. When are you going to offer your ideas to others? Many would enjoy reading your little tid-bits.

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