The 6-Mintue Egg

There are certain culinary techniques that are just crucial to have in your repertoire, as they can sometimes pull you out of a pinch! The 6-minute egg is one of those recipes that really comes in handy. The soft, runny interior is my absolute favorite topping on a hot bowl of broth. They work great on big hardy salads and can also stand alone when you just want a quick snack. 

If you are looking to do a little prep work, you cook these ahead of time, peel and quickly heat up again just before you serve your meal.

How to Cook a 6-Minute Egg


  • 1 or more eggs, from happy hens
  • really delicious cold water


  1. Fill a container large enough to fit the amount of eggs you wish to cook.
  2. Turn the heat on high and bring the water to a boil. 
  3. Once boiling, carefully add in the yolks, then set a timer for 6 minutes. 
  4. When the time is up, remove the eggs and submerge them in ice cold water. 
  5. Peel and eat as is, add to a flavorful broth, or serve over a seasonal salad.