Soft Boiled Eggs

I was watching America’s Test Kitchen and heard Christopher Kimball say that they they went though more than a thousand eggs to develop their foolproof soft boiled egg method.

That’s right – more than a thousand eggs!

soft boiled eggs

Their method does work! You take fridge cold eggs, put them in less than an inch of boiling water, cover the pot and mainly steam for 6 minutes. The yolk is runny and the whites are set. Even better, the method works with up to six eggs at a time because you’re more steaming than boiling, so the introduction of the eggs doesn’t impact the temperature of the water.

As you can see from the picture, I enjoy mine in a bowl with torn up toast and pieces of bacon but these work perfectly well in an egg cup, too.

2 thoughts on “Soft Boiled Eggs

  1. Sounds interesting. I love soft boiled eggs. I’m wondering if they said how high the burner should be during the 6 minutes.

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