Martha Stewart's Soft Boiled Eggs 101

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 6 mins

I've always loved soft boiled eggs. Serve these with toast fingers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 eggs
  • water (to cover)
  • toast, fingers, to serve


  1. Place eggs in a pot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover pot.
  4. Turn off heat for 6 minutes.
  5. Done!


Most Helpful

I agree- 6 min was too long and live @ an elevation of 400ft MSL! Two eggs were almost ready for deviled eggs. Not runny in the least.

I do like this recipie as it doesn't require pin pricking the shell or dropping eggs in already boiling water. The shells were intact when "done".

Av8 February 07, 2012

Thanks for posting. I do mine for 5 minutes. This is such an easy recipe!

Doelee December 22, 2011

Great recipe but adjusting for altitude I do mine for exactly 5 minutes - perfect every time. Hope you enjoy the photos .

Bergy September 28, 2008

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