Eggs 101

How to Soft Boil Eggs

Soft boiled eggs are a perfect way to enjoy eggs, and take virtually no time to make. Soft boiled eggs are great in the morning, added onto a salad for lunch, or included within a soup for dinner. Plus, soft boiled eggs are an absolute joy to eat straight out of the shell with a tiny spoon. You will love dunking your toast in the yolk!

A perfect soft boiled egg will have a just set white and a runny yet slightly creamy yolk not unlike a sunny-side up egg.

Things You'll Need


  1. Step 1

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    Place your eggs in a single layer on the bottom of your pot and cover with cold water. The water should be about an inch or so higher than the eggs.

  2. Step 2


    Over high heat bring your eggs to a rolling boil.

  3. Step 3


    Remove pot from heat and cover with a lid. Let stand for 3-5 minutes for a traditional soft boiled egg, which will have a set white and a warm but runny egg yolk.

  4. Step 4

    Using a slotted spoon gently lift your eggs out of the water and let cool slightly before serving.


Kitchen Tip: Download our handy Egg Timer app and never over boil your eggs again!