The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg

Ever wonder how to make the perfect soft-boiled egg? I’m here to help you out! I’ve had an obsession with eggs for as long as I can remember. Omelettes, scrambled, hard-boiled, over-easy, you name it, I’ll eat it.

Last year I perfected the soft-boiled egg, which was hard for me because it was either over cooked or under cooked.

Soft-Boiled Egg

soft-boiled egg

I don’t think I need to give you the ingredients, it’s just an egg and boiling water. I like to boil 2 eggs at a time.


  1. Place the eggs gently into the boiling water and boil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Take the egg out of the water and place into a bowl of ice water and let cool for about 1 minute or 2.
  3. Peel the shell off the egg, I rinse the egg off with a bit of water to make sure there is no shell residue.
  4. Place the soft-boiled egg on your favorite slice of toast or eat it as is.

My favorite way to enjoy my soft-boiled egg is over a slice of Ezekiel bread (food for life baking) toasted. I add some toppings to spice it up a little bit. Sometimes I’ll sauté up some spinach, maybe a slice of ham or turkey, but I can assure you I always pair it with avocado.

Throw a dash of red pepper flakes or sea salt on there and you’re golden! This is the perfect protein packed breakfast with a whole lot of flavor.