Back to Basics: How to Make Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

March 25th 2021

Hard or soft? Stovetop or InstantPot or oven? No matter how you like them or how you prepare them, Fresh Dish Foodie, Whitney, has tips for the perfect egg!

Regardless of method, you’ll definitely need your ice bath ready to stop the cooking process. This also makes for easier peeling. 

Get the full recipe below:

Stove Top
1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lower eggs into water one at a time.
3. Cook 6½ minutes for soft boiled eggs and 11 minutes for hard boiled eggs.


Instant Pot
1. Place 1 cup of cold water in the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
2. Add in egg or steam rack and carefully set as many eggs as desired on the rack. 
3. Select manual setting, adjust pressure to high, and set time to 4 minutes for soft boiled eggs and 8 minutes for hard boiled eggs.
4. Quick release and remove eggs.


Oven
1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
2. Place one egg in each cup in a muffin tin.
3. Bake eggs for 22 minutes for soft boiled and 30 minutes for hard boiled.

              No matter which method you use, prepare a large boil of ice water to place the eggs in after cooking. Leave them in the water for about 10 minutes before eating or peeling.

              Check out some of our favorite recipes for using soft boiled eggs:


               
              And for using hard boiled eggs:

               

              Soft & Hard Boiled Eggs

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