17 August 2010

soft boiled eggs

breakfast-week

Good morning! 
Breakfast week continues today with something that has intimidated me for many years.

Soft boiled eggs.
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For some reason, I thought the egg white would be soft-cooked as well, so I never wanted to try soft boiled eggs. I'm not a fan of undercooked egg whites.

Runny egg yolks, though? The kind you can dip toast in? My favorite.

::WARNING--if you have an aversion to runny egg yolks. Stop reading now!::

So when Sweetpea asked to try a soft boiled egg, just so she could use the fun egg cups I picked up at Target, I did some research on cooking methods. Here is the method I used. Basically, I placed the eggs in boiling water, let them boil for 6 minutes, removed and cooled them.

Egg white perfectly cooked.
(OK, there was a little runny white right next to the yolk, but it was hardly noticeable.)
Yolk consistency perfect for dipping.

Observe.
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The kids got frustrated trying to scoop the egg out of the shell. 
They pushed too hard and broke their shells.

I, on the other hand, loved the experience. Such a fun way to eat an egg! 
And a great way to slow down, take your time and enjoy the beauty and complexities of a seemingly simple egg.

3 comments:

Bcieloha said...

I might have to try this for Andrew. This is something his Mom used to make for him and his brother when he was little. I on the other hand couldn't handle the runny yolks. I won't eat eggs unless the yolk is hard... or scrambled is ok, too!

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J I L L A I R E said...

So very British of you.

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