How to make a coddled egg? Everything you need to know!

Coddled eggs are ideal for all your meal times; breakfast, lunch and supper. It goes with every main course dish and it is super easy to make. It also does not take up much of your time to prepare and cook. So without any more delay, let us get into how you can very conveniently make coddled eggs.

Make a coddled egg – Everything you need to know!

In this article, we have tried to cover up all the essential details of coddled egg that include the definition, the process of making, required tools, and differences between coddled and poached eggs. 

What is a coddled egg?

Before getting into the actual process, we should know what coddled egg really is. Coddled egg means slightly or hardly cooked eggs for meals or as a component of other dishes preparation. It is supposed to be runny, both the whites and yolk. And it has to be made in a different bowl, cup, or coddler, then cooked in boiling water. So no direct contact with water like poached eggs.

Tools needed to make coddled egg

With coddler:

  1. Egg coddler
  2. 1-2 eggs
  3. A saucepan
  4. Kitchen towel
  5. Salt and pepper
  6. Other seasonings
  7. Oil/butter/nonstick spray oil
  8. A Spoon

Without a coddler:

  • Microwave oven/boiling water
  • Heat resistant bowl/oven proof bowl
  • Eggs
  • Salt and seasoning
  • Oil/butter/nonstick spray oil
  • Coldwater and ice

How to coddle an egg with a coddler?

Using an egg coddler is the easiest and convenient way to make perfect and effortless coddled eggs Let’s walk through the process step by step.

Step 1: preparation

To prepare for making coddled eggs, you have to put half a pan of water on the stove in high flames and wait for it to start boiling. While waiting, you have to get the coddler ready. Butter or oil inside the coddler with a kitchen towel, or just spray some oil in there.

Step 2: getting the eggs ready

Now that the coddler is ready, crack one or two eggs in it. Now you can add some salt, crushed pepper and other seasonings of your choice. And give a quiche stir with a spoon without disrupting the yolks. Now you can put the lid on and twist it once by the rim. Don’t seal it too tight, or you be in trouble opening it later. Thus, the coddler is ready to go in the boiling water. If you want just egg whites coddled, you can easily get the whites and them separated using an egg separator. It is super easy.

Step 03: Time to coddle eggs

Now it’s time to place the coddler in the boiling water carefully. Make sure the water level covers the coddler halfway through. You do not want the coddler to submerge in the boiling water. Just halfway to the body will do the job perfectly. let it sit in the boiling water until the egg cooks your desired consistency. Usually, 5 to 8 minutes in, the coddler gets the egg coddled.

Step 04: all done!

When you are certain the egg is ready, take out the coddler carefully using heat-protective gloves and rest it on a kitchen towel. Then serve it in any way you like. You can always find the user guide in the egg coddler guide or manual.

How to coddle an egg without a coddler?

There are two ways you can coddle eggs without an egg coddler. First, you can do it on the shell with boiling water and the other way is microwaving the eggs. So, let’s look at the methods and how they work.

Method 01: coddling eggs with boiling water

In this technique, you can coddle eggs in a cup and their shell without cracking them. If you use the cup method, the process is similar to cooking with a coddler. But if you plan to do it in the shell, then this is the following steps you need to follow-

First, you have to place a room temperature egg in a heat-resistant container and then pour boiling water on its top. Let it let for a minute and you’ll have your runny coddled egg. If you want the egg white to harden up a bit more, then you can keep the egg in the water for up to 5 minutes to get your desired consistency. Then take it out and let it rest in the ice water for a couple of minutes and it is done.

Method 2: using microwave

For this technique, you will also need an oven-proof cup and bowl. You have to crack 1 or 2 eggs in the cup and place it in a bowl. Fill it halfway through with boiling water, put it in the oven for 1 minute, and take it out using oven mitts. You can microwave it for a few more minutes if you want less runny whites. Then put it in the ice water and let it rest there for a few minutes. Make sure it is not submerged in water. That is how you get your perfect coddled egg for meals.

How long should a coddled egg boil?

The time duration differs with the technique. In the case of using a coddler, the time is usually 5 to 8 minutes. It depends on how much runny you want your egg. 5 minutes means runny, 6.5 minutes medium cooked, 8 minutes would mean perfectly coddled, white cooked and sold yolk. And for other methods, it about a minute to five before transferring to an ice bath.

How are coddled eggs different from poached eggs?

There is a considerable difference between these two types of eggs. Poached eggs are cooked by cracking an egg directly into the boiling water and coddled egg is prepared in a cup or coddler, with no direct contact with water. When making a poached egg, you can not add seasoning before cooking it, but coddled eggs are prepared with the seasoning and flavors added in the beginning.

How do you eat a coddled egg?

There are absolutely no rules and regulations for how you should use the coddled eggs. You can eat it as a whole or add it to your salad or ramen. Basically, every way you can eat a soft-boiled egg, the same manner you can eat a coddled egg.

Bottom line

Coddled eggs are easy to make and delicious. Egg coddling preserves the nutrients and adds flavors to it for the seasoning. It is better than poaching eggs and boiling them. And if you have a coddler, then it is more convenient to make. Make sure you don’t get confused between an egg steamer and a coddler. The steamer is basically a boiler for eggs. But coddler is a tool that prepares the egg with zero wastage and utmost nutrients. So this is How to make a coddled egg.

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