Medium-Boiled Eggs


Medium-boiled eggs have a jammy texture that's delicious on toast, salads and so much more.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings per egg

What's the Difference between Medium-Boiled Eggs and Soft or Hard-Boiled Eggs?

It all comes down to the texture of the yolks and whites. When boiling eggs, cook times will vary depending on how you like your eggs. Our cooking method for medium-boiled eggs starts by placing the eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and covering them with water. They are brought to a simmer over medium-high heat, then the heat is reduced to maintain a bare simmer. It takes about 7 minutes for the egg whites to have a firm texture while keeping the yolks soft, but not runny.

Medium-boiled eggs have a jammy yolk with a firm white. Add them to your favorite ramen or rice bowls.

Soft-boiled eggs have a runny yolk with a set, yet tender white. For an easy breakfast, try our Soft-Boiled Eggs & Soldiers.

Hard-boiled eggs have a solid yolk with a firm white. These will work perfectly for egg salad or deviled eggs.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • Large eggs


  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a bare simmer and cook for 7 minutes. Immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice-cold water and let stand until cool enough to handle. (For fully cooked hard-boiled eggs, cook in boiling water for 10 minutes before transferring them to the cold water.) Peel the eggs and halve lengthwise.



Nutrition Facts (per serving)

36 Calories
2g Fat
0g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1/2 egg
Calories 36
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 135IU 3%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 35mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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