How to Prep Soft-Boiled Eggs to Perfection

Soft-boiled egg
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Cracking open a perfectly cooked soft-boiled egg is like uncovering a treasure trove of creamy deliciousness. If you’re a fan of this delicate and versatile culinary delight, then you’re in for a treat—because we’re about to tell you how to do it. With a few simple steps, you can achieve the perfect soft-boiled eggs every time, and here’s how.

Temperature Moderation

First, start by gently placing your eggs in a saucepan and covering them with cold water. Make sure the water level is about an inch above the eggs. Next, bring the water to a gentle boil over medium heat. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low and let the eggs simmer for about four to five minutes.

The Transfer

While the eggs are simmering, prepare a bowl of ice water. This will help stop the cooking process and make it easier to peel the eggs later. When the time is up, carefully transfer the eggs to the ice water bath and let them cool for a few minutes.

Proper Peeling

Now comes the exciting part—peeling the eggs! Gently tap each egg on a hard surface to crack the shell, then roll it between your hands to loosen the shell. Starting at the wider end, carefully peel away the shell, taking care not to damage the tender egg white.