What appears to be a simple soft boiled egg recipe can be deceiving. Most cooks don't realize that even this simple task requires a certain amount of attention. Unfortunately, it's easy to over-boil an egg. This will cause the egg to become rubbery, not to mention the yolk will be hard-boiled.
A soft-cooked yolk requires about three minutes for a medium egg and about four to five minutes for a larger egg. When making soft boiled eggs, you can use fresh eggs or older eggs without a problem. While fresh eggs are harder to peel and are generally not the best eggs to use for hard-boiled eggs, they work well for soft-boiling because you will not be peeling the eggs. Instead, you will be eating the egg straight from the shell with a spoon.
If you would like to use a fresher egg, you'll need to find out just how fresh the egg is. To determine the freshness of an egg, place it into a pan of water. If it sinks, it is fresh. An old egg will stand on end because the air space in the egg increases as the egg ages. More air means the egg will begin to float.
Soft Boiled Egg Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
Equipment You Will Need:
Egg scissors (or knife)
Place the eggs into the saucepan, and then add enough water to cover them. Sprinkle a little salt into the water, and then bring the water to a boil. Medium eggs will need about three minutes of boiling time and large to extra-large eggs will need about four to five minutes. Remove the eggs immediately, and serve in egg cups.
A soft boiled egg that has been cooked correctly will have a firm white, but a runny yellow. Soft boiled eggs are served in egg cups, with the small side of the egg facing downward. After the egg has been placed into the egg cup, simply top it by snipping off the top third of the egg with egg scissors or with a sharp knife. Eat the egg with a small spoon, straight from the egg cup.
A good scrambled eggs recipe is breakfast staple and for good reason: Eggs are nutritious and taste good. Serve them up with a side of toast and bacon or ham, and you have yourself a gourmet breakfast. Don't limit yourself to serving them just for breakfast. Add a few ingredients like cheese, ham and mushrooms and you have a hearty and nutritious dinner. The trick to making any scrambled egg meal special is to know how to cook them to perfection.
Once you have experienced French style scrambled eggs, mornings will never be the same. While Americans simply whip a few eggs together with a fork, slop them into a pan on high heat and flip them once or twice, the French coddle their eggs, coaxing the best possible tastes from them, making sure the most romantic textures are created and then delicately placing the soft, creamy treasure onto a plate.
The ever versatile egg is the basis for quiches, omelets, casseroles and a wonderfully inventive dish called a frittata. A frittata can be eaten not only for breakfast, but for lunch or dinner as well. It is a great way to use up all of those leftovers in your refrigerator.
Eggs don't have to be plain. In fact, eggs are more versatile than any other food and can be used for any meal of the day. They are the perfect protein, are easily digested and come quite inexpensively.
Eggs are the perfect food. They are healthy, include protein, cheap, and easy to purchase. There are several ways to cook eggs: hardboiled, scrambled, poached, fried, coddled, etc. If you are an egg fanatic like me, you will enjoy these useful egg tips and fun tricks.