Dipping Eggs!

Dipping eggs, ready for breakfast [Source: Fabbaloo]

Dipping eggs, ready for breakfast [Source: Fabbaloo]

My childhood favorite was this simple breakfast I referred to for many years as “dipping eggs”. It wasn’t until only a few years ago that I found out that they are actually soft-boiled eggs, and that most people refer to them as that name. I still think of them as “dipping eggs.” 

Dipping eggs, for me, is one of my comfort foods. I am not sure of its comfort because of the nostalgic value or is it because of its simple preparation. Perhaps a little of both. 

I am sure that others could make this recipe into something quite complicating. Here is a chef’s view compared to my view on cooking these dipping eggs:

Chef: Bring the water up to a boil, then lower it to a rapid simmer. 

Me: Boil the water 

Chef: Add the eggs to the pot very gently by lowering the eggs into the pot with a spoon.

Me: Add the eggs to the pot.

Chef: Five minutes is perfect for a runny yolk or cook as long as seven minutes for a more firmly set, but still spoonable, yolk. Don’t just glance at the clock to time your eggs. Set a timer. Using a timer is the best way to get consistent results. 

Me: Cook for five minutes. I don’t need to tell you how to time it for 5 minutes. 

Chef: The perfect soft-boiled egg should have firm, custard-like white and a warm, runny yolk.

Me: You shouldn’t have slimy egg whites. 

Chef: Soft-boiled eggs are their own little perfect delicious breakfast package. Nestle your egg in an egg cup, and then use the edge of a knife to gently tap the egg all the way around the top. If you have an egg-cutter, you can use that too. Pull the top off. 

Me: Cut the top off. 

Chef: Scoop daintily with a spoon from the shell and dip with buttered toast soldiers right into the yolk. 

Me: Dip toast slices. 

Chef: Eat the egg while it’s still warm and runny. 

Me: Eat it. 

Chef: Pro Tip. If you don’t have an actual egg cup, here’s an idea. Fill a small ramekin with a few tablespoons of rice or other uncooked grain and nestle your soft-boiled egg inside. Works like a charm, and as long as you manage to avoid egg drips, you can reuse the rice again and again. 

Me: 3D Print your own rocket egg cup, using Prusament Galaxy Black Filament. 

The Rocket Egg Cup, from  Thingiverse  by Johannes [Source: Fabbaloo]

The Rocket Egg Cup, from Thingiverse by Johannes [Source: Fabbaloo]

How to Make Dipping Eggs

Eating the Dipping Eggs from a 3D printed cup [Source: Fabbaloo]

Eating the Dipping Eggs from a 3D printed cup [Source: Fabbaloo]

Ingredients 

  • 1 egg

  • Toast

  • Butter

Equipment

  • Saucepan

  • Knife

  • Spoon

Instructions 

  • Bring water to a boil and reduce

  • Add egg

  • Time for 5 minutes

  • Cut off the top of the egg. 

  • Dip with thin slices of buttered toast. 

Nutritional Value

  • 89 calories per 2 servings

  • 5.9 g of fat

  • 2.0 g saturated fat

  • 0.4% carbs

  • 7.9 g protein 

Enjoy!