Half-boiled eggs, also known as soft-boiled eggs, are simple for even beginning chefs to create. They’re quick to cook and provide a budget-friendly meal. The key to getting the perfect egg is all in the temperature and the timing. If you boil the egg at too low a temperature and time, the egg whites will still be runny. If you boil it for too long or at too high a temperature, the yolk will become firm. Unlike hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs are usually served in the shell.
Fill a small saucepan with enough water to cover the eggs by 1-inch. Remove the eggs from the saucepan.
Place the pan over high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil.
Place the eggs in the water and cover the pan with a lid.
Turn the heat off under the eggs and wait six minutes for the eggs to cook.
Fill a sink with ice water while you wait for the eggs to cook.
Place the eggs in the ice water and wait two or more minutes for the eggs to cool.
Remove eggs from the ice bath and place in the egg cup.
Slice the top inch off the egg and serve.