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After reading numerous articles on the subject of soft-boiled eggs, I came up with a recipe that gave consistent results that you will enjoy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 eggs
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a bowl with warm water and place cold eggs into the bowl, to keep from cracking when you cook them.

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  • Fill a microwave-safe bowl with water; add salt. Microwave on high power to boil, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Place warm eggs into the bowl of hot water and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

  • Place the bowl of covered eggs into the microwave and microwave on 60% power for 1 1/2 minutes.

  • Remove from the microwave and transfer eggs to a bowl of cool water to stop the cooking process. Peel and serve.

Cook's Note:

Cook times may vary some, depending on what microwave is used.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 6.3g; carbohydrates 0.4g; fat 5g; cholesterol 186mg; sodium 654.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2020
Changes? No changes it's perfect! Loved them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/30/2020
I followed the recipe but it didn't work. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2020
Changes? No changes it's perfect! Loved them. Read More
(1)
Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2020
Yeah, so, I followed this recipe to a tee, and my eggs were definitely not safe to eat. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/30/2020
I followed the recipe but it didn't work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2020
This recipe was very helpful...! In fact, I cut the time in half: 1.5 min to warm water; plop in eggs; 1.5 min. to cook. All done in 5 mins! You can cook them longer if they seem "not safe" (to Jane's point); it's a matter of adjusting to taste. This beats stove-top...! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/18/2021
I followed this recipe exactly, but it didn't work. Not even the whites of the egg were cooked. I it again, doubling the cooking time and at 100% microwave power, and I got the same result, with not even the whites cooked. I was hoping this was a way I could make softboiled eggs faster, but I think now I will just stick to boiling them on the stove where it is slow but consistent and the timing is easy. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/14/2021
Doesn't work Read More
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