I love poached eggs, but I just can never get them perfectly cooked or smooth. Especially not if I'm in a rush! After obsessively watching Mind of a Chef on Netflix (PBS you rock), I kept seeing the chefs make soft, runny eggs this way. And after trying it, I completely understand! No more over-cooked center or stringy whites.You don't need butter like when you scramble eggs since the yolk is creamy enough! If you're hosting a brunch this Easter weekend, you need to try this 5 minute egg trick. 

5 Minute Soft Egg 
5 Minute Soft Egg 

5 Minute Runny Egg

/// Ingredients ///

  • Eggs
  • Water

/// Directions /// Place eggs in a pot. Cover with water an inch over the top of the eggs. Put a lid on the pot and heat on the stove until you hear the pot boiling. At the first start of the boil, set a timer for four minutes. Once the timer goes off, take the eggs out of the hot water and plunge them into ice water. After about a minute, peel and place on toast, salad, pasta or whatever else you have in mind! 

5 Minute Soft Egg 
5 Minute Soft Egg 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.