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    Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

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    Cook Time:

    7 mins

    2 mins

    5 mins

    Bergy's Note:

    When I want a soft boiled egg I want the yolk soft and the white firm. The boiling time has a lot to do with your elevation. 5 minutes is perfect for an elevation of 1100 ft (330 meters) if you are nearer sea level decrease the boiling time if at a higher elevation increase the time. I was surprised that there wasn't a recipe for soft boiled eggs posted (just one with saltine crackers) So simple as it may be I am sure there are many that struggle for the perfect boiled egg. Invest in an egg pricker, a little tool that will prick a small hole in the bottom of the egg allowing the air to escape, preventing the egg from cracking as it boils

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring the water to a rapid boil.
    2. 2
      add saltand keep it at a rapid boil.
    3. 3
      Prick the bottom (wider end) of the egg with an egg pricker
    4. 4
      Immerse in the boiling water and boil for exactly 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Dash in cold water, crack & enjoy.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 03, 2010

      55

      I have just had two of the most PERFECT soft boiled eggs. It's been a very long time. I didn't have an egg pricker, but a safety pin worked just as well. Now I'll be able to enjoy my favourite eggs more often. You're a life saver Bergy. :) Honoured to make this as a "Thank You" for voting for Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia in the 2010 Kraft Hockeyville Competition.

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    • on September 15, 2011

      55

      At 2200ft I need just under 6 minutes to get that perfect yolk. Thanks so much for the tip on elevation changing the timing. I always wondered why 3min worked perfectly for my Granny (at sea level) and I could just NOT get it right!

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    • on February 27, 2011

      55

      I wanted a perfect soft boiled egg as my first real meal after a stomach bug. I used a safety pin to pierce the egg and cooked for 5 1/2 minutes. Perfect! Thank you!! I found this recipe using Google's new recipe search.

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs

    Serving Size: 1 (814 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 143.0
     
    Calories from Fat 85
    59%
    Total Fat 9.5 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 372.0 mg
    124%
    Sodium 1326.0 mg
    55%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.7 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.3 g
    1%
    Protein 12.5 g
    25%

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