Soft Boiled Eggs For The Perfectionist Cook

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Hard boiled eggs are easy: just boil ’em until they’re hard and–bingo– ya done did it. Soft boiled eggs are an entirely different story.


Soft boiled eggs are hard boiled eggs with runny yolk and they are delicious. They are also perfect additions to salads, roasted chicken or grilled salmon. The problem with cooking eggs this way is that you have to guess at when they are done. You can’t check them.

That’s where the perfectionists come in.

Apparently, it only takes 6.25 minutes to cook an egg perfectly, or 375 seconds, according to this video.

So, if you cook the egg 380 seconds, I guess you’ve ruined the egg? Probably not, but precise people like to be precise.