How to Cook A Perfect Boiled Egg for your German Breakfast
On many breakfast tables in Germany you will find a soft-boiled egg. It’s still my favorite way to eat an egg. I love the smooth feel of just-solid egg white, and the creaminess of still liquid egg yolk, delicious. But… how do you cook boiled eggs perfect every time? and how do you eat it?
How to Cook Boiled Eggs Perfect… every Time
Set a pan of water on the stove over high heat.
-Poke the bottom (fat part) of the Egg with a needle or Ei Stoecher
-When the water is lukewarm, place the egg/eggs in the water
-When the water begins to boil, turn down the heat and set the timer….
Perfect Soft Boiled Egg Time
3-5 minutes for very soft
5-7 minutes for just medium
7*-9 minutes for hard boiled
-Take the pot off the stove, drain a bit, and run cold water into the pan over the egg to stop the cooking.
-Place the egg in the Egg Cup
You can use one of these… but you have to keep watch.
Cook a LOT Of Eggs? Use an Egg Cooker
These no fuss egg cookers make it easy to prepare 7 or 14! eggs at once.
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You need to poke the a hole into the base of the egg before cooking, so the air inside won’t cause it to explode… this device is easiest for getting it just right.
(although I’ve been known to use the tine of a fork or a kebab stick with slightly messier results)
How to Take the Top off the Egg
-Hold the egg steady in the egg cup with one hand, small end up
-Hold your table knife in the other hand
-Look at where you want the knife to strike. Don’t hesitate or show fear.
-Cut the top off with a firm whack!
-Salt and eat the bit that came out of the top shell… then put the shell into the egg cup under the larger portion of egg.
-Eat the rest
Tap Tap Tap
Some people like the method of tapping the egg with the back of the spoon to crack the egg. Then they peel it to expose the egg.
This works too, just please please please…clean up your shell bits! (they fit nicely in the egg cup under the egg.)
Slice off the Top of Your Egg
Snip and done… no muss, no fuss.
Lately I’ve been seeing this device more and more. Apparently it’s AMAZING (and who doesn’t love having another tool in their kitchen drawer!)
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