Sunday, April 28, 2013

Soft Boiled Eggs

All the beautiful sunny mornings the past week have meant more eggs from the hens and more motivation in the mornings for me. I also “found” my breakfast set. So one morning, when all the guys were gone, I decided to make myself a soft boiled egg for breakfast.

soft boiled eggs - The Backyard Farmwife

I grabbed my 1950s copy of Better Homes and Gardens and a couple of eggs and went to work.

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A soft boiled egg only needs to “cook” for 2-4 minutes. Just enough time to make some toast while they cook. I set my timer and popped a couple of pieces of bread in the toaster.

soft boiled eggs - The Backyard FarmwifeYou know how you sometimes get distracted while cooking? Well, I didn’t notice how long the 3-minute sand timer was taking… the sand had stopped at about where the picture shows it. Oops!

Needless to say, my egg was more hard boiled than soft boiled. :o(

Take two: 2 and a half minutes were not enough and the white wasn’t cooked. Ewww!

Take three: 3 minutes is the perfect soft boiled egg.

soft boiled eggs - The Backyard FarmwifeUnfortunately, by this time my milk was warm and the toast was very cold. Fortunately, we get about 5 eggs a day! :o)

soft boiled eggs - The Backyard FarmwifeI’ll be having these more often from now on!

Here’s the trick to the perfect soft boiled eggs (using my eggs and my stove)…  ;o)

Cover 1-2 eggs with cold water in small saucepan.

Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat.

Cover. Remove from heat. Let sit for 3 minutes.

Run egg until cold water for 5-10 seconds.

Gently tap around narrow end of the egg with a butter knife to break the shell. Remove top and any broken shell.

Serve with strips of buttered toast.

soft boiled eggs - The Backyard Farmwife

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