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3/31/2013

Sunday Breakfast


When I was a little boy, my Mom always made me three minute eggs for breakfast on the weekends.  Usually on Sunday.  Of course, then we didn't call them "three minute eggs" - in our family, they were referred to as soft boiled eggs.

Soft boiled eggs are my comfort food.

Now my Mom is much older, and somewhat infirm.  So, now, I make HER soft boiled eggs on Sunday mornings.

This is how they're made:

First, fill a medium sized saucepan 3/4 full of water and put it on to boil.
Set a timer for 3 minutes - but don't start it, yet.

Get three eggs out of the refrigerator.

Break up three pieces of white sandwich bread (about 20 - 25 pieces each) into a deep cereal bowl.

Put three nice sized pats of butter on top of the bread pieces.

Salt and Pepper - not too much salt - you can add more later, if necessary.

By now, hopefully, the water has come to a full on boil - gently insert the eggs into the boiling water and start the timer.

When the timer goes off, pour the boiling water into the sink while running cold water over the eggs.  This stops them cooking inside - but not too much cold water - you do not want to make the eggs cold.

Take a spoon and break the eggs in half over the bowl (tap around the equator then break the egg in half), scooping out the insides into the bowl.  Mix everything together, thoroughly, serve and enjoy.

Comfort food.

Ndinombethe.

6 comments:

Jonathan R. said...

I will try it! I love recipes, and food programs. And I felt in one reading your post, hahaha.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am glad you can do something special like that for your Mom. You are a good man.

Happy Easter Lou!

PattiKen said...

I had exactly those eggs as a child, but they were made for me by my father and we called them "Daddy eggs." Happy Easter to you and LM, Bro!

Nan Sheppard said...

My dad made those eggs! TONS of butter. We had some this morning, but 'properly', in the shells in some sweet chicken egg cups that the Easter Bunny brought. In between bites of chocolate eggs. With buttered hot cross buns. Nomm nomm nomm!

Big Mark 243 said...

Sounds comfortable... and inexpensive... may become a staple meal around here...

btw, I am happy that Tiger seems to be finding his game, more for your Mom than anything else...

...and I am pleased to think that "road construction" is taking place... be well..!

maggie said...

I grew up with this, and it's still one of my favorite comfort foods. The more butter, the more comfort. :)