Perfect Soft-Cooked Eggs

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Tips: Start with cold large eggs.
Choose the smallest saucepan that will fit the number of eggs in one layer.
Use gentle heat, never boil the eggs rapidly.

Method #1: Gentle Simmer
  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a full boil over high heat.
  • Gently lower the eggs into the boiling water and immediately turn the heat down to medium-low keeping the eggs at a very soft gentle simmer.
  • Cook the eggs for 5 1/2 to 6 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary.
  • Run the eggs under cold water for about 30 seconds to stop the cooking and serve.
Method #2: Off the Heat
  • Place the eggs in a small saucepan and barely cover with cold water.
  • Bring the water to a full rapid boil over high heat.
  • Immediately remove the pan from the heat and let stand, uncovered, 4 minutes.
  • Run the eggs under cold water for about 30 seconds to stop the cooking and serve.




Copyright 2009 Janice Cole