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Sous vide eggs with a just-solidified yolk and those elusive solid whites. Eggs are an excellent candidate for sous vide because you can get consistencies of yolk that are not possible otherwise. However, no matter what the pretty pictures in sous vide recipes show you, egg whites are a problem. They just don't get firmed up properly. This fixes that. The last time I fixed them for my girlfriend, she stopped me mid-sentence to say, 'These eggs are perfect!'

Recipe Summary

5 mins
45 mins
50 mins
6 eggs


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare a heat-proof container of water with a sous vide cooker. Set temperature to 150 degrees F (66 degrees C).

  • Fill a bowl with enough ice water to cover eggs.

  • Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add eggs to the boiling water and cook until whites are set, exactly 5 minutes. Move the eggs to the ice bath for at least 1 minute to stop the cooking.

  • Place eggs into the sous vide water bath; set timer for 40 minutes. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat for a few minutes in the sous vide or a bowl of hot water.

Cook's Notes:

The water temperature defines the exact texture of yolk you'll get, so if you prefer more runny or more hard-boiled than Sherry does, adjust the temperature as needed.

You can place the eggs in a strainer and dip the strainer in the water (both when boiling and in the sous vide) to help keep the eggs from floating around and cracking.

Nutrition Facts

63 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 0.3g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 163.7mg; sodium 61.6mg. Full Nutrition