Swedish Egg Coffee

Swedish Egg Coffee Recipe

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Mary Ann Hanson


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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5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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1 large
coffee, regular grind

How to Make Swedish Egg Coffee


  • 1Fill coffeepot half full of water. Fill a teakettle with water. Put both on the stove to bring to a boil.
  • 2Break egg into a small jar. Add about a tablespoon of water. Replace lid and shake vigorously to blend well.
  • 3Spoon desired amount of coffee for the cups needed into a small bowl.
  • 4Pour some of the egg mixture over coffee in the bowl until well moistened. Mix well.
  • 5When 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!
  • 6When 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.
  • 7Cover 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).
  • 8Cover coffeepot and let it set for another minute or two. If grounds have not settled, gently push them down with a spoon.
  • 9Pour coffee into cups through a strainer. Enjoy with milk or cream and sugar or just black!

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About Swedish Egg Coffee

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

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