I’m always looking at other ways to get perfect soft boiled eggs. After trying this method, I can attest that the eggs were easier to peel and I didn’t lose any from cracks. Plus their interiors were exactly as I wanted, whether hard or soft boiled.
The only difference is cook time. Just cook the eggs for longer in the steam and you’ll have perfect hard boiled, easily peeled eggs and pretty yellows. Cook for less and you’ll have soft but solid whites and runny yolks.
Steamer Basket Eggs
Place 1 inch of water in a pot. Place in your steamer basket or insert, put on the lid and bring the water to a boil. Using tongs put the number of eggs you want into the basket and put the lid back on. Cook as follows:
Soft boiled – 6 1/2 minutes for runny yolks but fully cooked whites
Hard boiled – 12 minutes for perfectly done and creamy yolks.
Cool eggs under running water. Peel gently, if soft boiled as the eggs will still be soft.