I have been trying to make a perfect egg my whole life. I've tried
poaching, frying and even baking. I've finally found a fool proof
method of making a perfect egg. Soft boiling.... but there are as
many different methods as there are people. Everyone has there
own method. I even tweeted Donal Skehan (the amazing Irish chef)
and here is his method.
Here is the method that works for me..... I put my water on to boil. Take cold eggs and pierce them with a pin and set them aside until the water is boiling rapidly. (The piercing is so the shells won't break while
Using a wooden spoon I gently drop the eggs into the boiling water. Turn on the timer for 6 minutes. Here is where it depends on how you like your eggs.The ones in the pictures are exactly 6 minutes. I like them from 6 minutes to 6 minutes and 30 seconds. I would never go over 7 minutes.
Next I run cold water over the eggs and peel them. Set them on top of a good piece of toast and smooch away adding salt and pepper.