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Coddled Egg Recipes

ambrose Feb 23, 2007 10:35 AM

I was rooting around in my pantry this morning and turned up two egg coddlers. I had totally forgotten about them - haven't used them for eons.

I'm now eager to revisit coddled eggs. Anyone have any special recipes? I'm looking for something a little more adventurous than the old cheese and parsley approach.

  1. JenMarie66 Feb 24, 2007 08:13 AM

    I like them with fontina, parmesan, and an assortment of fresh herbs (chives, parsley, basil). A little crumbled bacon or chopped sun-dried or chopped olives, too.

    1. pikawicca Feb 23, 2007 03:00 PM

      The OP and I are speaking of eggs cooked in covered china mugs (egg coddlers), not eggs that are coddled in the shell (briefly boiled) and used as an ingredient in caesar salad( a la daily unadventures) or in carbonara (adamclyde).

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      1. re: pikawicca
        ambrose Feb 24, 2007 05:08 AM

        Yes, you are correct. My coddlers are also 2-egg so I'll try your suggestion above. I don't remember adding cream so this will be an interesting experiment.

        I did a web search on coddled egg recipes and turned up a surprisingly large number, some of which I'll have to try. I think coddled eggs are a British thing more than an American thing.

      2. adamclyde Feb 23, 2007 01:03 PM

        I love it to finish certain cream or broth based pastas. Here's one I've done (or at least is quite similar)


        1. pikawicca Feb 23, 2007 12:53 PM

          I have large (2-egg) coddlers which I butter well, add one egg, some diced ham, shredded sharp cheddar, and one tablespoon of cream. Cover with boiling water and simmer 9 minutes. You can vary the type of cheese/ham you use.

          1. daily_unadventures Feb 23, 2007 10:39 AM

            .. I always just use them in Caesar salad.


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