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How to Boil Eggs: Soft Boiled & Hard Boiled + Video

For those of you who are newbies to this whole cookin’ game, here’s a special post & show for you on How to Boil Eggs…

How to Cook Boiled Eggs - Soft Boiled & Hard Boiled - cookingwithkimberly.comSoft boiled eggs, hard boiled eggs, I like them and all of it in between. My favorite way to eat boiled eggs are soft and runny, so I can dip my toast into the goo. Man, that’s a tasty breakfast!

Full of protein, these eggs are great on their own as a meal, or added to dishes like Ni├žoise salad, macaroni salad or as egg salad all on their own. Maybe you want to make some killer deviled eggs?

For athletes, this is an inexpensive protein you desperately need in your diet. Take note!

Type: Breakfast Recipe

Serve With: buttered toast. salt & pepper
Prep Time: 4 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Yield: 1 serving

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy the video below.


  • 1 egg
  • water
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. brown eggsIn a small pot, add water to cover one egg, egg and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Set your timer for what type of boiled egg you’d like listed below.
  4. Once timer sounds, immediately drain the pot of boiling water with egg in it, and then run cold water into pot continuously in the sink to cool down the egg and the pot.
  5. Let egg sit for 1-2 min. Drain water, which has increased in temperature again. Flood with more cold water and let sit for another few minutes. * Tip: This cold water trick should help release the membrane that’s hard to peel off with the shell sometimes, from the egg too.
  • Extra soft boiled – 3 min
  • Soft boiled – 4-5 min
  • Yolk slightly runny – 6 min
  • Hard boiled – 7-8 min

* Tip: Add ice cubes to the water, if you want to cool the eggs down more rapidly after cooking.

Now, serve these babies with buttered toast, dunk in the soft yolk, if you like, or mash them up and make a great egg salad.

There are so many times you will use boiled eggs in recipes. Become the expert you want to be!


I hope you enjoy this Egg Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com.

Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos.

Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications.

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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