I LOVE EGGS! Seriously I may love them too much. Just take a moment to think of all of the amazing dishes that are possible because of eggs: souffle, frittata, poached, meringue, egg burritos, carbonara, custard, bread pudding, fried rice, scrambled, eggs benedict, omelet, deviled, huevos rancheros, strata, hash, and my new favorite coddled. (I feel like Bubba Gump) Some believe that the sign of a good chef is if they can make a perfect egg. Egg cookery is something to master. Just think how often you get served rubbery scrambled eggs or an over easy that is just plain wrong? Once you have scrambled eggs that are creamy and decadent you realize just how lovely an egg can be. If you want to make a simple yet amazing breakfast check out the tutorial by Gordon Ramsay, just go to youtube and search “Gordon Ramsay, Perfect Scrambled Egg Breakfast”. The video is about 4 minutes and will change the way you make breakfast!
Recently, my honey and I discovered our new obsession, the coddled egg! This little dish is creamy, delicious and will make you smile. Start by buttering a small ramekin preferably with a lid. Take a small saucepan with about 1-2 inches of water and bring it to a boil. When the ramekin is placed in the saucepan water should not submerge the dish.
In the buttered ramekin, add about a tablespoon of cottage cheese, cream OR a triple cream brie. You want something that will add that creamy nature but also a little bit of flavor. Add a small dab of butter as well. Then crack two eggs into the ramekin. Cover the ramekin and place in the boiling water for about 8 minutes. You will want a runny yolk but the white to be cooked.
The best part of this dish is the creativity you can use! We cooked some bacon and then blistered some grape tomatoes in the bacon grease to add to the ramekin. Chopped up green onions add some brightness and a lovely crunch. We also added some hot sauce which was delicious. Have fun with this dish. You can eat it as a complete meal or as a side dish.