After some heart-thumping news, let’s tone it down a bit, shall we?
Here’s a simple trick that The Cowboy taught me on how to boil the perfect eggs without the stove or a pot.
One morning, I was really craving soft boiled eggs. I was about to put some water on the stove in a saucepan when he asked me, “haven’t you cooked an egg in an electric kettle before?”
Well no sir, I have not. Y’see, he and I are equals on the food nerd scale. We know much too much technical knowledge and culinary newsflashes for our own good. In other words, we become equally skeptical and intrigued in the odd instance that the other person shares a kitchen pointer.
I watched with a raised eyebrow as he placed 3 eggs into the electric kettle. He submerged the eggs with an inch of water on top and turned on the appliance. After the water came to a boil, he turned on his timer and casually went back to his laptop.
When the timer went off, he strolled over to the kettle and fished out the eggs. With a smug smirk, he cracked open the perfectly cooked eggs, sprinkled on some truffle salt and freshly cracked pepper, and presented them to me.
I was thoroughly impressed by the pliant egg white and the velvety, juicy yolk. This man is a keeper.
- Soft: 3 min
- Medium soft: 4 min
- Medium firm: 5 min
- Don’t go beyond that
Discussion: Share your favourite tricks to cooking eggs. The perfectly poached egg? Loose, creamy scrambled eggs? I’d love to learn from you!