How to Boil an Egg Cheat Sheet. The Easiest Way to Make Great Boiled Eggs (Soft, Medium, and Hard!) Ah, the boiled egg. It seems easy enough—and it is, if your goal is hard-boiled eggs. Put them in a pot of hot water and wait. You’re basically done. But if you’re interested in a little more variation in your boiled eggs, you’ll want to pay attention. This is the easiest way to make your eggs soft, medium, or hard-boiled.
Soft Boiled Egg: bring a few cups of salted water per egg to a raging boil. gently drop eggs in, no more than 6 eggs at a time. set timer for 6 minutes. use a slotted spoon to take eggs out and plunge them quickly into the ice water.