How long should my wife boil an egg for?
I like them runny.
Your wife should boil your eggs for five minutes after the water starts to boil for runny eggs, 10 minutes after water boils for hard. and you should watch her so you can boil eggs for her too.
12 minutes ?
Wait! 20 minutes is more than what's needed for hard-boiled. My "go-to" reference book for such things says 3 1/2 - 4 minutes for soft and 4 - 5 for medium.
soft boiled eggs are 3 minutes. I cook mine for ten, leave in the hot water and rinse after ten minutes of sitting in the hot water. the eggs turn out perfectly