Swedish Egg Coffee Recipe

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Swedish Egg Coffee

Mary Ann Hanson

By
@DeaconGrandma

My sisters and I have drunk this coffee since we were old enough to hold a cup. It is the only way my grandmothers ever made it and my parents made it for years before finally succumbing to a coffee maker. It is more of a technique than a recipe. It is the smoothest coffee you will ever drink and worth the effort. It needs a regular stovetop coffeepot. Find an old enamel one at a flea market or go to the camping section and get one. Do not use the percolator basket.


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Rating:

Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 large
egg
coffee, regular grind
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Fill coffeepot half full of water. Fill a teakettle with water. Put both on the stove to bring to a boil.
2
Break egg into a small jar. Add about a tablespoon of water. Replace lid and shake vigorously to blend well.
3
Spoon desired amount of coffee for the cups needed into a small bowl.
4
Pour some of the egg mixture over coffee in the bowl until well moistened. Mix well.
5
When water is boiling, add coffee mixture to the coffeepot and stir a couple of times and then leave it alone. Watch closely. It will boil over FAST!
6
When the coffee mixture in pot starts to come to a boil and rises in the pot, turn off heat and top off the pot with boiling water from the teakettle.
7
Cover coffee and let set for a minute with no heat. After a minute pour about 1/4 cup cold water over grounds floating in the pot (this helps them settle).
8
Cover coffeepot and let it set for another minute or two. If grounds have not settled, gently push them down with a spoon.
9
Pour coffee into cups through a strainer. Enjoy with milk or cream and sugar or just black!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #coffee