Whenever I come home my sister and I always love to eat soft boiled eggs. My dad is from Wales and grew up with this Welsh breakfast. It's always a treat to have him make them for us (especially since I normally do the cooking in the AM). Since the holidays are about family I thought it would be nice to have this week's recipe be a family tradition of mine! They're SO easy to prepare and I'm sure will be a hit with everyone in your family! I especially love that the toast slices are called "soldiers". Well, my Dad calls the little toast fingers that at least ;)
SOFT BOILED EGGS:
2 Eggs (really as many as you want to eat individually)
2 pieces of toast
butter or margarine
pinch of salt
1. Allow eggs to come to room temperature by sitting in a luke warm water bath for 5 minutes.
2. Bring water to a boil. There should be just enough water to cover the tops of the eggs. Carefully lower the eggs into the boiling water. I've found that a slotted spoon works best. You really need to watch that the eggs don't hit the bottom because this could cause them to break!
3. Let eggs cook in a "rolling boil" (so that they don't bounce around and crack) for 5-6 minutes. NO MORE or the yolks won't be runny when you serve them!
4. While the eggs are cooking - Toast the bread and butter it!
5. Take eggs out with the same slotted spoon. Put them back into the room temperature water for a minute so they aren't too hot to grab and then dry them off and place in the egg cup. Don't let the eggs sit in the water for too long or the yolk will harden.
6. While the eggs are sitting in the water slice the bread into little "soldiers". They should be thin enough so that you can easily dip them into the egg.
7. Smack the top of the egg with the flat side of a knife. Carefully slice off a small part of the top of the egg. Peel away any egg shell that could fall inside your egg.
8. Cut a circle in the egg white revealing the yolk so there is a spot to dip your "soldiers".
9. Serve immediately and enjoy!
The little spoons are helpful to get any egg white out after you eat the yolk. I always put more salt on the egg whites and eat it with the remaining toast pieces :)
Happy day after Christmas! I hope you got everything you wished for and sang Christmas carols to your hearts content :) Thanks for following along with me this year. I'm grateful for everyone taking the time out of their busy day to read a little part of my life. It means so much to have your love and support through all the ups and downs!!!