Basic Soft-Boiled Eggs

These taste delicious sprinkled with salt and pepper and served with toast or a good crusty bread.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 13 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 2 pasteurized eggs, any size


  • Fill a pot with enough cold water so that there will be at least ½" of water above the eggs. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Place the eggs in the pot and cook for 3 minutes (depending on your own preference for soft-boiled eggs).
  • Remove the eggs from the pot and place in cold water until cool enough to handle. Peel off the shells. These will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.