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Perfect Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs

Perfect Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs

All the best methods for perfect hard boiled eggs and perfect soft boiled eggs every time!

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Peeling Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 8 Grade A Large Eggs


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil 

  2. Lower each egg into the pot of boiling water using a slotted spoon 

  3. Cover to bring back to a boil and immediately set a timer

  4. Boil for 5 minutes (for soft boiled eggs) or for 9 minutes (hard boiled eggs) or somewhere in between if you prefer jammy eggs.

  5. Remove the eggs from the boiling water and immediately plunge in an ice bath 

  6. Let sit in the ice bath for 2-3 minutes then start peeling

  7. Crack the the fatter top of the egg with the air pocket to release the membrane from the egg white 

  8. Store in a bag with a dry paper towel in the fridge, or eat immediately with a sprinkle of sea salt