English Soft-boiled Eggs – An Easy Recipe

My English husband’s favorite breakfast consists of two soft-boiled eggs with slices of buttered toast on a warm plate. Adding crispy slices of bacon or sausages round out this savory British breakfast. Egg cups and egg cozies to keep the cooked eggs warm come in a variety of themes and sizes to suit every décor and taste. We happen to own a pair of chicken egg cups given to us as a gift and a set of hand-knitted lamb egg cozies. Follow the instructions below to whip up this simple morning fare.

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Instructions

  1. Select your favorite pair of egg cups, making sure the eggs fit in them.

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  1. Pierce a tiny hole in each egg on its flat end. This prevents the egg from cracking while cooking.

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  1. Gently place the eggs into a pot of boiling water and cook them for five minutes. This is a good time to make the toast and finish crisping the bacon or browning the sausage.

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  1. Using tongs, place the soft-boiled eggs in the holders on a plate. Cover with your favorite egg cozies until it’s time to lop the top off the first egg’s shell with egg scissors.

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  1. Season the soft-boiled eggs with salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. Serve the soft-boiled eggs with toast, bacon or sausage, and fresh tomatoes alongside a cup of hot, steaming tea. Enjoy!

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Have you eaten soft-boiled eggs for breakfast? What accompanied them? Do you own a set of egg cups or egg cozies? If so, what do yours look like?

Cheers!

Deb

*This article first appeared at Stitches Thru Time Writers.

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Deb Garland is an author, sailor & pastor’s wife. She writes Christian historical romance novels steeped in Scripture & anchored in true stories of the Pacific Northwest, Canada, & Alaska. Winner of ACFW’s First Impressions contest twice for historical romance, she lives on an island in Washington State with her husband of 35 years.
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