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soft-cooked dipping eggs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Why is it that in movies the characters are always eating soft-cooked eggs from an egg cup and dipping their toast into the yolk? Well, I don't know either, but they sure look good, don't they? Here is a recipe for the perfect soft-cooked egg. Photo source:

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For soft-cooked dipping eggs

  • 4 lg
  • 4 slice
  • 4 tsp
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make soft-cooked dipping eggs

  • 1
    Place the eggs in a single layer in a deep saucepan with enough water to cover eggs at at least an inch.
  • 2
    Bring water to a boil over high heat. Immediately remove pan from heat to stop boiling. Cover the saucepan and let eggs stand in water for 2 to 4 minutes until cooked as desired.
  • 3
    Drain the water and immediately run cold water over the eggs to cool them a bit. Place each egg into an egg cup.
  • 4
    Toast the bread and spread with butter. Cut toast into 1-inch strips.
  • 5
    Crack the tops off eggs with a knife. Salt and pepper eggs as desired. Serve toast strips with eggs for dipping into soft yolks.