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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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Diana #2 April 03, 2010

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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kimmb September 15, 2011

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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D'Andy Dear February 27, 2011

Simple easy recipe. We cooked 5.5 minutes but my husband would prefer 6 next time for a slightly more done egg. This peeled super easy! I used an egg piercer for this too.

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RedVinoGirl December 05, 2010

I love soft boil eggs and have been eating them for years. This is a perfect way of making them and it has been working for me always. I know this recipe is not going to be for everyone but I love to have it sometimes along with toasted english muffin and slices of tomato, salt and pepper. Perfect breakfast or light dinner. Thank you Bergy for reminding me how much I enjoy eggs this way!

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*Asha* April 12, 2006

This was the highlight of my morning... a perfect soft boiled egg. I thought I'd have a problem poking a pin through the egg.. but Nope!! I did it! My egg was perfect in 5 minutes. Oh happy day... no more slopping around poaching eggs and washing pans. Plus I got to use my antique egg cup that's been sitting in my cupboard for 15 years. I felt special when I sat down to this lovely breakfast.

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luvmybge August 23, 2012

Great soft boiled eggs! Thank you! We are at sea level but the 5 minutes seemed to work just fine. Used a needle to prick the egg shell. I was sure that putting the eggs in when the water was boiling was the correct technique; just wasn't sure about the time required. Also make sure you take into account whether the egg has come straight from the fridge or not. Best if you can have them out for a bit, to bring them closer to room temp before putting them in the boiing water.

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Around_Here May 11, 2012

I love soft boiled eggs but rarely have made them b/c I never could get the timing right. I'm at an elevation of about 500ft, and just over 5 minutes was perfect! I don't have an egg pricker and the recipe still worked just right. And now that dd has discovered the fun of eating soft boiled eggs, I'm sure I'll be making these all the time. Thanks Bergy!

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helowy April 01, 2007

Perfect! Thank you. I used to know how but had lost the touch. I am at sea level, used the 5 minutes still, and it was perfect for me yolk soft, white firm.

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Cinrand March 24, 2007

Wow it worked. Best soft boiled eggs ever!!

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cubanmix November 20, 2012
Perfect Soft Boiled Eggs