Saturday, September 22, 2012

Six Minute Egg

Six Minute Egg on Ciabatta Pizza Crust
My mom used to serve us soft boiled eggs. She'd boil them, tap off the narrower end with a knife, sprinkle on a lot of salt, and I'd dig in with a small spoon. I loved the runny yellow of the egg with just a little bit of the firm white. Mom even had these cute little egg cups that would hold my soft boiled egg for me. Good stuff.
So, when I saw a picture of this egg on Pinterest (from The Village Cook), I had to try it. Fortunately, a friend saw my pin and tried it before I did and told me six minutes was better than the four minutes in the original recipe. I think maybe four minutes is good if you start with room temperature eggs, but for the cold eggs I use, six minutes is perfect: The white is thoroughly cooked and so is a layer of the yolk, about 3 millimeters, and the rest of the yolk is warm, drippy, and yummy. 
The first pics I took of this I used whole wheat toast, but my lighting was awful, and whole wheat toast isn't very interesting. So, the next day, I used the ciabatta pizza crust that I accidentally over-baked the night before. Honestly, it was a little rubbery the following day, but I think it looks good with the egg on it.
Guy Fieri would hate this, but if you're an egg lover, you have to try it.

Six Minute Egg
     --adapted from The Village Cook

  • water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1-2 eggs 
  • more water
  • ice
Bring water to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Add vinegar. Carefully place egg/s into boiling water and set timer for 6 minutes. Place cold water and ice in a bowl that will hold the egg/s you're cooking. When timer goes off, remove egg/s with a slotted spoon and place in ice water until they're cool enough to handle. Carefully peel the shell from the egg and place on toast, hash browns, or simply a plate. Cut into it and enjoy.

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