Preparing a soft-boiled egg may seem difficult at first glance. However, it is one of the simplest recipes. Whether you want to accompany it with a quinoa salad, a vegetable soup or a bruschetta, you absolutely must use the right technique to perfect its preparation. Without further ado, we’ll tell you the secret to an extra runny yolk!

The egg, as we all know, is a true nutritional treasure. Although it is low in calories, it is packed with proteins and vitamins (A, D, E, K, B2 and N12) and essential minerals. In addition, it is a perfect ally in losing weight.  But to take advantage of all its properties, it is useful to vary the cooking to obtain a different texture and make the dishes even tastier.

How to make a soft-boiled egg? The technique that always works!

Does the soft-boiled egg speak to you? It is a type of cooking that is halfway between a soft-boiled egg and a hard-boiled egg. Let’s face it, getting a runny yolk and a firm white can seem like a hassle. Fortunately, there is an essential trick to achieving that famous balance. Follow the instructions to succeed at this mouth-watering cooking skill!

How long does it take to cook a soft-boiled egg?

Boiling a soft-boiled egg takes only a few minutes. It is longer than that of a boiled egg, but shorter than that of a hard-boiled egg. It usually takes 6 minutes. However, cooking can be relatively shorter (5 minutes) or longer (7 minutes) depending on the size of the egg, the amount of water used, and individual preferences. This is THE secret to getting the consistency you want! But that’s not all. A cold-water rinse is required. To successfully cook a soft-boiled egg, certain steps must be followed. Before you begin, don’t forget to rinse the egg with clean water to remove all dirt and debris on the shell.

  • Fill a pot with water and heat it;
  • Once boiled, drop your egg into the water with a spoon or slotted spoon. Be careful, you must make this gesture carefully so as not to damage the shell.
  • Boil the egg for 6 minutes;
  • Then remove the egg with the utensil you used before.
  • Then plunge the egg into a bowl or container filled with cold water. Another good tip is to completely empty the cooking water from the pot and refill with cold water.

Cooking a soft-boiled egg will no longer be an insurmountable challenge! Serve your egg on a slice of bread and enjoy a good family brunch.

How to peel a soft-boiled egg easily?

Do you find it difficult to peel your soft-boiled egg? This simple trick will help you do it in a few easy steps and in record time. Just roll it on your counter or on a cutting board to crack the shell easily.  All you have to do is remove the shell by holding the egg under cold running water again.  The water that seeps between the white and the shell makes the operation much easier.

How to cook a perfect soft-boiled egg? More practical tips

As you must have understood, cooking a soft-boiled egg requires simple gestures, but also an accurate cooking time. Other elements must be taken into account to obtain a kitchen worthy of the greatest chefs:

  • Use only extra fresh eggs 10 to 15 days after laying to make peeling easier.
  • Take the eggs out beforehand so they are at room temperature. This will avoid the famous thermal shock when cooking.
  • Boil water with vinegar in a pot to prevent the eggshell from cracking. You are officially an egg cooking pro!

The “sushi ball”, the simple recipe based on liquid eggs

With its solid, white and liquid yolks, the soft-boiled egg easily finds its place in simple and light dishes. For example, the rice balls recipe is ideal to satisfy the small hunger! All you need is:

  • 1/3 lb. of Thai rice
  • 10 black mushrooms;
  • 1 teaspoon ginger;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil;
  • 10 shrimp;
  • 2 eggs ;
  • 3 sprigs of cilantro and mint.

To prepare this recipe, just follow these steps:

  • Peel ginger and garlic, chop herbs and mix with rehydrated black mushrooms;
  • Cut shrimp into pieces;
  • In a pan over high heat, simmer garlic, ginger and mushrooms;
  • Then pour the three ingredients into a container and add the herbs;
  • Cook the soft-boiled egg using the technique described earlier;
  • Form a large ball with the egg in the center, the filling, the rice and the shrimp;
  • Wrap the rice balls in plastic wrap before putting them in the refrigerator. Take them out after a few minutes and serve. Here we go, your sushi ball recipe is finally ready. Enjoy your meal!