Saturday, January 30, 2010

Simplistic Complexity

How I am loving soft boiled eggs and their trusty English "soldiers" for dunking. A perfectly done egg is such victory! So velvety and scrumptious.

In my ever-so-brief European summer in college, we ate soft-boiled eggs most every morning. A little bit of skill to develop so one can crack and then scoop without bits of shell to munch on, but a rather pleasant routine to attend to.

I have found, however, our very round American spoons are not always accommodating. Must keep a thrift-store eye out for the pointy "egg spoons" that make eating these treats so much easier!

7 comments:

  1. I have to agree, a soft boiled egg is beautiful to behold, especially when cradled in light blue, but, I must admit, I prefer my eggs to be cooked "till they can bounce."

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  2. wow, that just is so cute to me! I loved reading about soft boiled eggs in "Bread and Jam for Francis" (remember that book? One of my favorites). Anyway, I've never had one, but I love reading about them and looking at them. Strange, but true!

    And I love the photo. Really neat!

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  3. I've never had a soft boiled egg, though the doneness to which I fry an egg is apparently close to what you would get with a soft-boiled on. I love the idea of egg cups and egg spoons. Specialized dishes and silverware are always so charming.

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  4. My kids thing this is the most special breakfast ever, because we will have it on vacation, where hotels and such have the cutie cups. I need to get me some of those so it can be vacation at home!

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  5. Wow, my husband would LOVE that! I overcook his eggs all the time (so I'm pretty much banned from trying : ) Great photo.

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  6. Boiled eggs are my top snack at the moment, yummy yummy yummy!

    Thanks for your kind words x x

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  7. Yours looks so tempting. . .I usually like my eggs totally hard, but "velvety"? Well, maybe I will try again because that sounds so nice (and I would LOVE to collect pretty egg cups!).

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