perfect eggs

When I was little, I remember eating boiled eggs at my grandparent’s house. They had a multitude of egg cups, and even had little Norwegian hats to keep the eggs warm.  I still enjoy a good egg in the morning. Notice that I said, a good egg; I loathe hard boiled eggs that are cooked to oblivion. It should be common knowledge, but I am always surprised that people do not know how to boil an egg. Here is my favorite way to boil eggs to ensure that they always come out perfectly.

Perfect Eggs

  1. In a small pot, place the number of eggs that you would like to boil. Fill pot with cold water so they are covered by 1 inch of water. Add approx 1 tbsp salt.
  2. Turn heat to medium-high. Once the water starts to rapidly boil (not simmer), turn the water off and start your timer. You can cover them if you want to, but I never do.
  3. Let the eggs sit for 5-10 minutes. I like them at 8 minutes, where the yolk has just set.
  4. Once your timer goes off, pour off the hot water, and refill the pot with cold. Let sit for 1 minute, then pour off the water. The eggs should then be cool enough to handle, but still hot inside.
  5. Cut with a knife, and serve with a bit of butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Just in case you think that I am holding out on you, the croissants are the almond croissants from Trader Joe’s. You let them proof overnight, and then bake them in the morning. They are amazing, and are perfect when paired with eggs. 

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