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How to Soft Boil and Peel Eggs by The BakerMama

How to Soft Boil and Peel Eggs

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  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 8


With a yolk that’s anything from runny to jammy, soft boiled eggs are a breakfast staple. In this Basics by The BakerMama, I’ll teach you how to soft boil eggs to your liking and peel them flawlessly.


  • 8 eggs, COLD straight from the refrigerator
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Add vinegar for easy peeling after the eggs are cooked.
  3. Carefully lower each cold egg into the pot.
  4. Cook the eggs for 6 to 7 minutes. 6 minute boiled eggs will be more liquidy and 7 minute boiled eggs will be more jammy.
  5. Immediately place the eggs in an ice bath to stop cooking.
  6. Once cooled, gently tap the egg against a hard surface to break the shell all around it.
  7. Roll the egg gently between the palms of your hands to loosen the shell even more.
  8. Peel the eggs under cold water, starting on the larger end, until it’s completely peeled. Once free of all shell, rinse the egg completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.