soft boiled eggs

18 Nov

365.65: EggsMaking soft boiled eggs seems like this old world tradition that is quickly going out of style.

What for?

It is one of the most interactive and fun ways of eatings eggs!

The trick to making a good soft boiled egg is to time it well. Adjust your timing to the size you are working with, and you will never be let down.

These old school eggs makes for a delicious weekend breakfast, as they inspire leisurely conversations, evoke memories of childhood, and showcase the beauty of simplicity.

Prep time: 2 minutes Total time: 7-9 minutes

Serves 2


  • 2 large eggs
  • water
  • 2 pieces of toast, cut into thin strips (or soldiers)
  • salt and pepper


1. Prep: Fill a small pot half way with water. Bring the water to a boil, then to a roaring simmer. Toast two pieces of bread, cut into thin strips or soldiers.

2. Cook: Add your eggs to the water, let them boil for 5-7 minutes (depending on how soft you like them – and set a timer to keep track). Drain the water, then run cold water over them for a minute. Crack the top part of the egg on a hard surface, and peel 1/3 – 1/2 of the shell.

3. Serve: Place on egg holders, or make your own (shot glasses – espresso cups – napkin rings will do). With a small spoon remove the top piece, then sprinkle the yolk with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

Photo courtesy of wordridden 

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