How long will you keep your soft-boiled eggs once cooked?

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We love it at brunch time, placed on an avocado-toast, or served at dinner with wilted spinach. Fondant and tasty, the soft-boiled egg delights the taste buds! But did you know that you can prepare it in advance and store it in the fridge? Follow our advice!

Raw or cooked, from aperitif to dessert, eggs are everywhere in the kitchen! Halfway between the soft-boiled egg and the hard-boiled egg, the cooked soft-boiled egg, with its shell, in boiling water. The goal ? Cook the white while keeping the yolk runny. It can sometimes be very useful to be able to prepare it in advance, especially if you are cooking it for a large table. We explain how to proceed.

How to properly cook soft-boiled eggs?

First imperative: choose eggs less than 10 days after laying date (to avoid any health risk because the yolk is not fully cooked). Use eggs at room temperature to avoid thermal shock.
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. No need to add vinegar as we sometimes read, it could weaken the shell and therefore crack it!
When the water comes to a boil, add the eggs using a skimmer. As soon as boiling resumes, count about 6 minutes of cooking.
Meanwhile, prepare a bowl of ice water. As soon as the eggs are cooked, drop them into the bowl to stop the cooking. Tap them lightly then peel them delicately.

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How to store soft-boiled eggs and for how long?

Do you want to get a little ahead of time and prepare the meal with complete peace of mind? Good news, soft-boiled eggs can be cooked in advance!

After plunging the eggs into ice water to cool them, peel your eggs and place them in a large bowl of cold water. Film and place everything in the refrigerator. Your eggs will keep for 24 hours without any problem.

To reheat them, place the eggs in a dish filled with lukewarm water and keep in a very low oven for a few minutes. Another option is to reheat the eggs in a bain-marie (be careful, the water should not exceed 50°C).

Just serve with the garnish of your choice!

Read also :
How to cook soft-boiled eggs?
40 recipes for cooking the egg!
How long can hard-boiled eggs be kept once cooked?

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Beatrice Vigot-Lagandre

Food Editor

Always passionate about the world of gastronomy, I have worked as an author and journalist for several years. Curious, I like to test new recipes and I’m always on the lookout for culinary experiences. My …

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