Macheesmo.com posted this method for fail-proof, perfect soft-boiled eggs. This is truly a game changer. No more overcooked or undercooked eggs, ever. The instructions involve boiling eggs in 1/2 inch of water, covered for 6 minutes and 30 seconds. America’s Test Kitchen also validated this method after experimenting with thousands of eggs.
Adding a teaspoon of baking soda to the boiling water is supposed to help with separating the egg-shell when peeling.