Heat a small pot of water on high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and with a spoon, carefully add the eggs. Immediately set a timer
for 6 1/2 minutes for soft-boiled eggs (as you see pictured). If you'd like your eggs a little firmer, set your timer for 7 - 7 1/2 minutes. Increase the heat until you reach a boil again.