Soft-boiled Egg on a light blue egg-cup next to toasted soldiers and spoon on a grey plate

How to Make Perfect Soft-boiled Eggs

Course: Starter
Cuisine: Quick Meal
Keyword: breakfast, dairy-free, eggs, gluten-free
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: The Petite Cook
Simple things are always the best. Perfect soft-boiled eggs paired with warm toast or "soldiers" make a simple yet sophisticated meal, perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bread cut into strips and toasted to serve


  • Bring a pan with water to a boil.
  • When water boils, lower the heat to a gentle simmer.
  • Place the eggs on a slotted spoon and carefully lower them into the boiling water.
  • Cook the eggs for 4 mins.
  • Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and immediately place under cool running water to stop the cooking process.
  • Transfer the eggs onto the egg-cups. To remove the cap, gently tap around the top with a dented knife or use an egg-cutter.
  • Season your perfect soft-boiled eggs with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy straight away with toasted bread on the side.