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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Soft-Boiled Egg

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 10 mins
  • servings: 1


  • 1 large egg


  1. Step 1

    Place 1 large egg (cold) in a small saucepan; cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil; cover pan, and remove from heat. Let stand 4 to 5 minutes (to taste).

  2. Step 2

    To serve in the shell, quickly crack at wider end with a knife, and remove top. To serve out of the shell, hold egg over a small bowl, tap around center with a knife, and gently pull shell apart; then scoop egg out with spoon.

Everyday Food, November 2005