Get the perfect soft boiled egg every time with this easy recipe!
Bring a small saucepan of water to a rolling boil over a high heat. Reduce the heat until it's at a rapid simmer. Add the egg (one at a time if using more than one egg) by gently lowering into the water with a spoon or ladle.
Cook for 5 minutes for a runny yolk or cook for 7 minutes for a barely-set yolk.
Remove the egg from the water, place in a bowl of cold water for a minute.
Place in an egg cup and remove the top off the egg. Season with salt and pepper or other ingredients if desired.