View Full Version : Soft Boiled and Hard Boiled egg

12-22-2003, 10:39 AM
Okay :cry: I'm 20 and I don't know the proper way to make a Soft Boiled or Hard Boiled egg.

Can someone tell me how long to boil each for *wanted* results?

12-27-2003, 05:48 PM
hard boiled should take about 5 min in boiling water

soft boiled (ie. runny yolk) will take about 3 min or so.

01-02-2004, 02:43 PM
It's actually even more simple than that for hard-boiled. Just put the eggs in an uncovered pot with enough water so that it covers the eggs. Bring the water to a boil and then turn the burner off and cover the pot. Let the water cool in the pot (~1 hour), then take the eggs out and peel the shells off. This saves both time and gas/electricity. As Manveet said, it should take between 3-5 minutes to bring the water to a boil.

I don't cook soft-boiled eggs (what's the point?) so I'm not really sure how to do that.

01-04-2004, 02:53 AM
i believe it takes longer then 3 or 5 min when i boil them for hard boiled it takes about 10 min i dunno and soft about 6 7 min i dunno try it the water should start boiling then it is ready

Joe Black
01-04-2004, 04:14 AM
I normally put 2 in a pan for 5 mins and thats fine for hard boiled.

01-04-2004, 01:53 PM
5 to 6 min for soft and 7 to 8 min for hard. ;)

01-04-2004, 01:54 PM
5 to 6 min for soft and 7 to 8 min for hard. ;)

hmmmmm that didn't sound very good lol.