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Soft-boiled eggs: the easy, quick and perfect breakfast recipe

Soft-boiled eggs: the easy, quick and perfect breakfast recipe

The soft-boiled eggs they are a quick and easy recipe to make. Great to enjoy in the morning, for one Breakfast healthy and balanced, they can also be consumed as second dish of a family lunch or dinner, accompanied by a fresh and colorful salad and a few slices of toasted bread to “dip” inside. For an impeccable result, the egg white must be well congealed, while the yolk must be liquid or semi-liquid: it is essential to observe the right cooking times and use very fresh and possibly organic eggs.

In our preparation the eggs are cooked in boiling water for just 3 minutes, but you can also decide to start with cold water: in this case you will have to calculate about one minute from boiling. Once cooked, the egg is drained, passed under a jet of cold water, for stop cooking, and placed in the classic egg holder. With the help of a spoon or a knife, the upper part of the shell is broken, seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper, and tasted in all its goodness and creaminess.

Soft-boiled eggs are very reminiscent of poached eggs, but they are eaten with a spoon or with gods hot crostinithe. Cooking depends on many factors: egg size, egg temperature (if cold from the refrigerator, for example) and water; Normally it shouldn’t exceed 2-3 minutes, but if you prefer a slightly firmer yolk, you can go up to 4 minutes. To prevent the egg can break once in contact with boiling water, however, we recommend that you leave it at room temperature for at least an hour. If you place the egg with the tip down, it will be easier to open it: it will create a sort of air pocket.

Find out how to make them perfectly by following the step by step procedure and advice. Don’t miss the fried eggs and those in purgatory as well.

How to make soft-boiled eggs

In a saucepan pour plenty of water 1put on the fire and bring to a boil.

When the water boils, gently arrange the eggs 2 and cook for 3 minutes.

Drain the eggs, pass them under a jet of cold water and let them cool 3.

Place the eggs in the egg tray and, with the help of a teaspoon, break the top of the shell 4.

Gently remove the shell 5.

Season with salt, sprinkle with ground pepper and serve immediately accompanied with slices of toasted bread 6.


It is advisable to prepare soft-boiled eggs and consume them very hot at the moment.

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