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Soft Boiled Eggs

Written By: Chris - Feb• 20•14

Bill and I had backed off from eating too many eggs in recent years as we had always heard that eating them can raise your cholesterol.  I often choose egg beaters or the whites in a carton to prepare dishes, but once in a while we just enjoy eating simple hard boiled eggs along with a great piece of toast to dunk.  Regardless if we’re going to enjoy the eggs soft boiled, poached or fried, I prefer the organic variety and find them at Costco for the best value.  Regarding the cholesterol, I understand more recently that it only raises in people if they eat too many.  Studies show that you can eat one to two eggs per day including the yolk without causing a significant rise in cholesterol levels.  If you want to eat more than that, it is suggested that you throw away part of the yolk and eat only the egg whites.

Eating eggs that have been boiled is one of the best ways to get the health benefits of eggs. The egg yolk is an excellent source of choline, which is a compound that’s important for healthy brain function.  Choline also has anti-inflammatory benefits which may help lower the risk of certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease.  When you eat boiled eggs, you’re getting one of the highest quality sources of protein.  A single boiled egg supplies around twelve percent of the average person’s daily protein requirement in a form that’s easily absorbed and readily used by the body.  Plus, the average boiled egg only has only eighty calories.  Boiling eggs helps you reduce the use of oil or butter during their preparation, rather than scrambled and/or fried varieties.  Cooking without fat makes boiled eggs an excellent source of high quality protein for people watching their weight!

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Ingredients:
1 – 4 large eggs (if cooking more eggs, work in batches)
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Equipment:
Small saucepan
Slotted Spoon

Eggs should be brought to room temperature for best results, but it isn’t necessary.

Fill the pan about halfway with water and bring it to a boil.   Lower the temperature so that the water reduces to a rapid simmer and gently lower the eggs into the water one at a time using a spoon.  Watch the timer and only cook the eggs for about five to seven minutes.  Five for a yolk that is still runny and seven for a yolk that is barely set.  Remove the eggs from the water and run them under cold tap water for about a minute or so.

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To eat, use a sharp pairing knife or egg-cutter to take the cap off the tip of the egg and eat it straight from the shell, preferably with toast or English muffin for dipping.  You can crack and peel eggs that are cooked more firmly; similar to a hardboiled egg, but we like to eat the soft-boiled immediately from the shell with a bit of salt and pepper!  

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We enjoyed ours with an English muffin, some fresh fruit and a great cup of Espresso that I prepared with my new CitiZ & Milk Titan Nespresso machine!  Delicious!

Enjoy!
Cheers!
~Chris

 

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  1. Wow this looks amazing. Making it this morning!!

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