How to Make Soft-Boiled Eggs

Soft-Boiled Eggs

Time: 25 minutes

Slice of Timpano with Soft-Boiled Egg

6 large eggs

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Steps for Soft-Boiled Eggs

The goal is to get the egg yolk to have a molasses-like consistency; not to have the yolk become hard-boiled or too runny. And, to make this step easier, we recommend using a silicone cooking mesh.

  1. Bring eggs close to room temperature. (This step is important because it will help prevent them from cracking when you put them into the boiling water.)
  2. Bring water to boil.
  3. Carefully place the eggs into the water and cook for 6 1/2 minutes.
  4. Drain the hot water and replace with cool water.
  5. Once the eggs are cool, peel the shell off. Leave the soft-boiled eggs whole and reserve for the Timpano.