Never boil eggs. Always cook them slowly and gently.

Never boil eggs. Always cook them slowly and gently.

Cover eggs in saucepan with cold water. Heat until water boils.

Take from heat. Cover pan. Stand off heat 2 to 4 minutes.

Take from hot water. Hold the egg with a paper napkin and break shell by cracking sharply with a knife. Scoop egg from shell with a teaspoon.

Season with salt and butter.

Break soft cooked eggs by cracking sharply with a knife.

Break soft-cooked eggs by cracking sharply with a knife.