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HOW TO COOK SOFT-BOILED TO HARD-BOILED EGGS

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We are going to show you two different ways to perfectly cook soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs. The two methods we are going to show you are the stovetop method and the Instant Pot method. Both of these methods are easy and make perfect soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs!

How To Make Soft-Boiled to Hard-Boiled Eggs Using the Stovetop Method

To make soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs on the stovetop, take the eggs out of the refrigerator. Next, fill a pot with enough water to fully immerse the eggs. Bring the water to a boil before adding in the eggs. Then, reduce the boil and add in your eggs so you don’t get splashed with hot water. Once you have gently added all of your eggs to the low boiling water turn the stove back up to a high boil and let them boil. Boil them for 6-8 minutes if you want soft-boiled eggs or 10-12 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.

Putting egg into boiling water

After the eggs are boiled I like to run cold water over them and put them in an ice bath to stop them from cooking.

Then, I put them in a saucepan and shake the pan back and forth. This is a really easy way to remove the shells from the eggs. After that, enjoy the eggs however you’d like.

How Long Should an Egg Cook?

If you want to make soft-boiled eggs, the eggs should boil on the stove in a saucepan for 6-8 minutes. Boil your eggs for 10-12 minutes if you want hard-boiled eggs. We broke this down even further to show you what the eggs look like at each minute from 6-12 minutes.

Soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs

How to Make Soft-Boiled Eggs and Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is another great way to make eggs! To make eggs in the Instant Pot, add one cup of water to the Instant Pot. Also, add your egg rack or trivet to the Instant Pot. Then, place the 6 eggs on the trivet or egg rack. You do not want to stack your eggs as it can cause cracking. Make sure to shut and lock the lid and close the pressure-release valve. After that, select the manual option and cook at high pressure for the desired time. Cook the eggs for 3 minutes if you want soft-boiled eggs, 4 minutes for medium-boiled eggs, and 5 minutes for perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs. When the eggs are done, use the natural release for 3 minutes. Then, quickly release the rest of the pressure after the 3 minutes are up.

Next, remove the eggs from the Instant Pot with a large spoon because the eggs will be very hot. Then, gently place the eggs in a cold ice bath for 1-2 minutes so they stop cooking.

Finally, crack your eggs and enjoy! Using the instant pot makes it very easy to peel your eggs! I like to peel them over running water.

Instant Pot soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs

A Few Notes & Tips

Do I Need an Egg Rack for the Instant Pot?

You can use an egg rack or if you do not have one you can use the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot to place your eggs on it to cook them.

Can Eggs Touch the Instant Pot?

You don’t want to put the eggs directly in the Instant Pot, which is why using an egg rack or the trivet that comes with the Instant Pot works best.

How Long Can I Store Hard-Boiled Eggs in the Refrigerator?

You can store hard-boiled eggs for up to one week in the refrigerator or 2-3 days cracked and peeled.

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HOW TO COOK SOFT-BOILED TO HARD-BOILED EGGS

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 1 vote
Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

3

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

70

kcal

We are going to show you two different ways to perfectly cook soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs. These methods are the stovetop method and the Instant Pot method. Both of these are easy and make perfect soft-boiled to hard-boiled eggs!

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Ingredients

  • eggs

  • water

Directions

  • Stovetop Method
  • Take the eggs out of the refrigerator. Next, fill a pot with enough water to fully immerse the eggs. Bring the water to a boil before adding in the eggs. Then, reduce the boil and add in your eggs so you don’t get splashed with hot water.
  • Once you have gently added all of your eggs to the low boiling water turn the stove back up to a high boil and let them boil. Boil them for 6-8 minutes if you want soft-boiled eggs or 10-12 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.
  • After the eggs are boiled I like to run cold water over them and put them in an ice bath to stop them from cooking.
  • Then, I put them in a saucepan and shake the pan back and forth. This is a really easy way to remove the shells from the eggs. After that, enjoy the eggs however you’d like.
  • Instant Pot Method
  • Add one cup of water to the Instant Pot along with the egg rack or trivet. Then, place the 6 eggs on the trivet or egg rack. You do not want to stack your eggs as it can cause cracking. Make sure to shut and lock the lid and close the pressure-release valve. After that, select the manual option and cook at high pressure for the desired time. Cook the eggs for 3 minutes if you want soft-boiled eggs, 4 minutes for medium-boiled eggs, and 5 minutes for perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs.
  • When the eggs are done, use the natural release for 3 minutes. Then, quickly release the rest of the pressure after the 3 minutes are up.
  • Next, remove the eggs from the Instant Pot with a large spoon because the eggs will be very hot. Then, gently place the eggs in a cold ice bath for 1-2 minutes so they stop cooking.
  • Finally, crack your eggs and enjoy! Using the instant pot makes it very easy to peel your eggs! I like to peel them over running water.

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Notes

  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used. If following WW, points were calculated using the recipe builder on the WW app.

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories70
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4.5g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g 5%
  • Cholesterol 215mg 72%
  • Sodium 65mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 6g 12%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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