Coddled Eggs


Coddled Eggs

Ever wondered what a coddled egg was, how you used the lovely Egg Coddlers that you can buy in antique shops. Coddled Eggs refers to a gently or lightly cooked egg. It links in with the old fashioned term to coddle – to treat tenderly; nurse or  tend indulgently.

 So if you want your egg tended in an indulgent way then a lovely egg coddler is for you.

 1. Boil a pan of water with enough to cover the coddler.

 2. Lightly butter the inside of the cup and break a free range egg into it.

 3. Add little more butter, salt and freshly ground pepper.

 4. Screw on lid.

 5.  Cook for 6 mins in boiling water.

 6. Lift cup from the water by metal ring

 7. Using tea towel unscrew the top.

 8. If the egg is not cooked enough, just simply replace lid and return coddler to the boiling water.

So simple, so delicious.

Published in: on April 10, 2011 at 7:55 am  Leave a Comment  

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