I tried to make a 6-minute egg today and I came across a problem: the egg cracked when it hit the hot water.
All the recipes I've found say that the egg should be placed into hot/boiling water. When I make hard-boiled eggs, I start the eggs in cold water. However, all the recipes for soft-boiled eggs say to add the eggs to hot water.
The eggs turned out fairly well, texture-wise but I'm wondering why the eggs cracked and how I can prevent this.
The eggs were cold or at least cool when I put them into the water: should I have waited for the eggs to reach room temperature?