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Simplifying One Egg Breakfast

I'm not young. Neither is my wife. Yet she makes breakfast every morning for six people who don't all eat the same thing.

I love eggs. One of my favorite egg dishes is soft-boiled eggs. But soft-boiled eggs are a lot of work. They require the most careful timing to make them right, with hot runny yolks and yet totally cooked whites. Then there's the peeling. It's hard enough to peel a cantankerous hard-boiled egg at times. But it is even harder to peel a soft-boiled egg, especially one that would have been hard to peel even if it had been hard-boiled!

So I developed a partial solution to lessen the work for my wife. The solution?

Do not hard-boil them, do not soft-boil them. Cook them in between. The yolk is not runny, yet it is not hard. Ten times easier to peel than a super-hot, squishy, soft-boiled egg.

Then chop them up in a bowl with ample butter, apply salt and cracked black pepper, and gimme, gimme! Yum!

And if the eggs are a bit cool, microwave them after preparation, though only for the barest minimum of time, say ten seconds.

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MegL wrote on October 6, 2018, 12:33 PM

I have seen a plastic tube on sale that you crack a fresh egg into and then put into boiling water. Cook for the time you want, then tip out, no peeling. They are usually used for hardboiled eggs and you crack 10 in at a time. Hardboiled, it makes a long tube of hardboiled egg that you can slice as you want. With soft boiled eggs to be chopped, I don't peel them, i cut them straight across the middle and use a spoon to scoop out each half, just like eating a softboiled egg.

VinceSummers wrote on October 6, 2018, 6:45 PM

My grandmother used to eat one egg in a holder specifically designed for the task. This was probably standard. I eat 4 eggs and I like them hot. Frankly, I don't want to play with shell at the time of eating. However, I don't speak for the majority.

cmoneyspinner wrote on October 9, 2018, 11:45 AM

I'm not a huge egg eater and I've only eaten soft-boiled eggs by accident. Whoever was boiling the eggs didn't boil them long enough. But it was OK. I liked the taste.

VinceSummers wrote on October 9, 2018, 1:58 PM

They're raised to another level if you stir in butter, black pepper, and salt. Butter just "elevates" them so.