For some reason, I have been absolutely terrified (dramatic much?) of making soft boiled eggs. I just recently, well as of having children, starting making hard-boiled eggs so that we could decorate Easter Eggs.
However, these delicious, delicate and perfect little bundles of egg joy we call soft boiled? I was just sure that I’d mess them up and the perfectionist in me just didn’t want any part of that.
And then Joe got really sick with his Crohn’s recently. I still want to share more on that, but for now, we’ll stick to eggs.
I know that eggs are the easiest protein for his poor body to digest. I make him eggs for breakfast daily, since I’ve been a stay at home wife. I also know that when we go out to get fancy Ramen, his favorite part is always the egg. (duh, who doesn’t like the egg!?)
So, thanks to good ole’ GOOGLE, I figured out how to make these silly little things.
I now can whip up some old school Top Ramen and throw an egg or two in it for him.
I’ve even gotten fancy and added some slow cooked organic beef from time to time.
And his scrambled eggs have taken a backseat; as he laid awake one morning feeling ill, he thought about what he might like to eat. He said his mom used to make him soft boiled eggs when he was little, with the buttered toast all cut up.
I let him have the pleasure of slicing open the eggs, as there is something so oddly satisfying seeing the yolk ooze out! These happen to be his grandmother’s chickens’ eggs. They’re always extra tasty.
So how do you make these fabulous eggs?
- Boil a small pot of water.
- Gently spoon each egg into the water.
- For a runnier yolk (breakfast above) I do 5 minutes boiling. For a harder yolk, 6-7 mins.
- Remove from boiling water and then rinse off until you can hold the egg to peel it. (I was doing an ice bath, but he said the eggs were cold, so now I try not to burn my fingers!)
*tip* take the eggs out of the fridge when you start to boil the water, I find they crack less often when put into boiling water, as they’ve come closer to room temp!
I won’t lie, these are a total pain in the ass to whip up every single morning! The timing of the water boiling, peeling the eggs, making sure they aren’t too hot for my fingers or cold for him to eat. Getting the dogs out of their crates & outside, fed plus getting two littles ready for school—I run the gauntlet every morning!! But I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I vowed to be an exceptional wife and taking care of my husband and kids as well as myself is always my number one priority in life. Some women find working out of the house their thing, decorating their homes like a magazine, and I personally find the greatest joy in cooking real food for my loves. It’s not easy and no I am not a personal chef, nor do we eat homemade and 100% organic, but I do my very best at meeting all of our dietary needs most of the time.
I just wanted to share this recipe because I had so many questions on Instagram when I shared some photos!
On a funny note, Joe recently saw Soft Boiled Eggs with Caviar…maybe for your birthday honey, but no, not every morning!!
Let me know if you try making some soft-boiled eggs!