Soft-boiled eggs are typically cooked by placing the eggs in a pan of boiling water and then simmering for approximately 3-4 minutes.
Eggs are typically boiled for 10-18 minutes, depending on the size of the egg.
- If you are using large eggs, cook the eggs for 4 minutes, for a runny yolk and 6 minutes for a medium-boiled egg, where the yolk is only slightly runny.
- For medium sized eggs, reduce these cooking times by one minute.
- Extra large eggs, add on one minute.
|Egg Size||Degree of Doneness||Time Required|
|Medium||Soft-cooked yolk||3 minutes|
|Medium-cooked yolk||5 minutes|
|Hard-cooked yolk||12 minutes|
|Large||Soft-cooked yolk||4 to 5 minutes|
|Medium-cooked yolk||6 minutes|
|Hard-cooked yolk||17 minutes|
|Extra Large||Soft-cooked yolk||5 minutes|
|Medium-cooked yolk||7 to 8 minutes|
|Hard-cooked yolk||19 minutes|