hard boiled eggs with a soft center over hash browns

peeled soft boiled eggs….

A while back I saw this picture that appeared to be a hard boiled egg with a fried egg yolk in the middle. Well, that image floated around in my head and I decided that I had to figure out how it’s done…

and, yes.. I know what a soft boiled egg is… but usually those are served in an egg cup with the shell intact, you know? So,¬† with no shell intact, I began to ponder….

Has that ever happened to you? I get these “foodie” obsessions.

So, after MUCH google-ing…. I figured it out.

Some people call them four-minute eggs, some people call them six minute eggs. And, you have to move quick if you’re going to snap a pic of its golden goodness.

Because, there’s no turning back once you cut into the buttery¬† yolk…

So divine. And simple.

To make these:

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Place desired number of eggs into boiling water.

BOIL EXACTLY FOUR MINUTES!!! (or six, but I went for four) *many readers have told me six works best for them.

Immediately place into a bowl with ice water.

Once cool enough to handle, CAREFULLY peel shell.

Place on top of hash browns, toast, salad…etc.

Slice into and enjoy!

hard boiled eggs with a soft center over hash browns

Author Michelle Keith/ The Village Cook

Instructions

  • To make these:
  • Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
  • Place desired number of eggs into boiling water.
  • BOIL EXACTLY FOUR MINUTES!!! (or six, but I went for four) *many readers have told me six works best for them.
  • Immediately place into a bowl with ice water.
  • Once cool enough to handle, CAREFULLY peel shell.
  • Place on top of hash browns, toast, salad...etc.

 

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