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Soft-cooked eggs

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April 4, 2007

Serves 4

Piercing a hole in the rounded end of the eggs helps prevent the shell from cracking. When you stir the eggs as the water comes to a boil, it sets the yolk in the center of the whites.

4 eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.

2. Use a straight pin or a safety pin to pierce a hole in the rounded ends of the eggs. With a slotted spoon, lower the eggs into the water. Use the handle of the spoon to stir the eggs in the water in a circular motion until the water returns to a boil.

3. Let the water bubble gently for 3 minutes exactly. Transfer the eggs to egg cups and serve with salt and pepper. Sheryl Julian

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