375-Second Soft-Boiled Eggs
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. If you like your yolks only thickened, without any slightly set parts on the edges, boil them 6 minutes. We call for cold eggs because the yolks cook faster than the whites. Cold yolks cook slower, insulated in the shells by the whites, which first absorb the water’s heat.