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    Default The perfect soft boiled egg

    For some reason mine are too firm. I try to follow online times but still it's not soft inside.
    My eggs are usually cold from the fridge.

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    When I soft boil eggs, I boil the water, pop it in a saucepan, bring it to the boil again then put the egg in for 6.5-7 minutes. 6.5 has more runnyness IMO though. I always use cold from the fridge eggs, too.

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    Default The perfect soft boiled egg

    I only do 4 mins for soft boiled, cold from fridge

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    I put my eggs into the pan from the fridge before I put it on the stove, so everything starts cold. I bring it to the boil, let it boil for 3-4 minutes and then turn off the heat.
    For a runny yolk I drain and cold wash immediately to stop the cooking.
    For a soft, jelly-like yolk I let sit for a further 1-2 minutes and then cold wash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    I put my eggs into the pan from the fridge before I put it on the stove, so everything starts cold. I bring it to the boil, let it boil for 3-4 minutes and then turn off the heat.
    For a runny yolk I drain and cold wash immediately to stop the cooking.
    For a soft, jelly-like yolk I let sit for a further 1-2 minutes and then cold wash.
    This is exactly my method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    For some reason mine are too firm. I try to follow online times but still it's not soft inside.
    My eggs are usually cold from the fridge.
    I'd say your not cold washing. I do 4 mins cold from the fridge straight into a pot of boiling water. After 4 mons you have to remove them from the hot water and run them under cold water. if you leave them in the pot or serve them straight from the pot they continue cooking in their shell. Hope that helps.

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    I do it the Martha Stewart way!

    Place eggs in a saucepan large enough to accommodate them in a single layer, fill the pan with cold water, covering eggs by a few cm , Set over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Turn off heat, cover, and let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Remove eggs from water. Serve immediately - or the same for hard boiled but leave it for 10 mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post
    My method is to put cold eggs in cold water, put on stove, get distracted by something else, come back to find it madly boiling away, take off stove and hope for the best. Perfect nearly every time.
    Haha! This is my DH's method too!

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