Home » Cooking • DIY » How To Time Your Boiled Eggs Perfectly How To Time Your Boiled Eggs Perfectly Print How To Time Your Boiled Eggs Perfectly Ingredients Three minutes: Whites are soft and slightly runny. Yolks are completely liquid. Four minutes: Whites are set but soft and floppy. Yolks are still runny but a little more solid. Six minutes: Whites are soft but firm. Yolks are smooth and pudding-like. Ten minutes: Whites and yolks are totally firm but yolks are still creamy. Fifteen minutes: A completely solid hard-boiled egg. Instructions After boiling place in ice cold water for a few minutes.