Talk about stepping on eggshells. The process of boiling an egg and achieving your desired consistency is a very delicate process, though super easy with a little practice. When it comes to boiling, or simmering, an egg, the time you keep the egg in the water is key to how it will turn out.
So if you leave the egg in for a short amount of time you'll get what's called a soft boiled egg, while hard boiled eggs are left in the boiling water longer.
The video offers cooking tips to making the perfect hard boiled or soft boiled egg.