Today’s post is part recipe and part tutorial – how to make coddled eggs in five minutes. Truth be told, I only learned to make them last year. If you haven’t done it before, go get yourself an egg coddler, because you’ll want to try it ASAP!
My inspiration to make coddled eggs began on a short trip with my husband last summer over the 4th of July. We spent a romantic getaway in Northern Minnesota near Lake Superior. We love to travel, but tend to save up for European or Caribbean vacations more often than local road trips like that. When I discovered this perfect little bed-and-breakfast situated in the middle of the forest, I was thrilled to make an exception for it. We spent all evening on the private deck, observing the star studded sky and talking into the night.
The next morning, the B&B owner made us a delicious homemade breakfast. And the star of the meal? The most amazing coddled eggs! They had a delicate, yet firm, white surrounding a creamy yolk that poured out as you cut into it. Shredded cheddar cheese and fresh chives just made them that much better.
Having never tried coddled eggs before, I was instantly intrigued. I’m always excited to find new low carb egg recipes. The owner was happy to explain the process of how to coddle an egg. I couldn’t believe how easy it was! They are similar to poached eggs, but the egg coddler is the key. The rest is super simple – five minutes is all it takes.
After our amazing breakfast, we set out on a hike along the North Shore, starting at Gooseberry Falls. Unfortunately, that didn’t turn out quite as planned. I’d researched the hike in advance, and the idea was leave our car in one place, take a shuttle to another, and then hike back to the car. It was supposed to be incredibly scenic. But, when the shuttled dropped us off, we found out that most of the trail was closed due to some zoning changes and something about private property. Boo! We had to make the best of it, even if it meant most of our walk back to the car was along the road. We did finish the day with a couple relaxing hours in Duluth before driving back home.
Despite our “hiking” fiasco, we returned home relaxed… and with me thinking about coddled eggs. Even my husband, who is usually far less excited about food than I am, couldn’t stop talking about them. He kept asking if I was going to learn to make them, and when.
Eager to replicate the coddled eggs recipe from the B&B, I ordered this egg coddler right away. It was the closest I could find to the one at the B&B, plus it lets you make six coddled eggs at once, which is much more convenient than one at a time.
Aaaaaand, I’ve been making these coddled eggs regularly ever since. Are you ready to give them a try?
How To Make Coddled Eggs in 5 Minutes (Recipe):
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