Here is our perfect egg experiment: boil time for a very soft egg is 3 minutes and 30 seconds. For soft egg is 4 minutes and 10 seconds. And for hard egg is 6 minutes. We use standard small eggs for this recipe.
It may seem weird to call for a cooking time down to the second, but bear in mind that the temperature difference between a creamy yolk and a solid one is a mere 8°F. These will turn out perfect every time.
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs may seem simple—and they are—but there are a few tricks to remember to make them just right. Follow this method and you'll get perfect texture (firm yet moist, not rubbery) and on-point color (no green ring around the yolks) every time. Read more.