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Friday, September 14, 2012

The Beauty of the 6 Minute Egg!

There is nothing more simple than an egg, nor delicious. The egg is one of the most magnificent ingredients because of the multitude of possibilities in preparation. Whether you like your eggs scrambled, hard-boiled, over-easy, over-medium, sunny side-up, poached or baked, the egg remains ever powerful. My favorite preparation happens to be the 6 minute egg, which is boiled until the whites firm-up and yolk remains runny. The egg has recently gained popularity in the restaurant world. You can now find a fried egg sandwich or burger egg add-on on most menus. I have even seen the 6-minute eggs atop a warm spinach salad! The recipe below could not be simpler, try it and you'll thank me :). 

6-Minute Egg
1 egg
Ice water 
Sea salt

Bring a pan of water to boil (enough to submerge your egg), salting your water.  Carefully place your egg in the boiling water. Boil egg for exactly 6 minutes, then take egg out with tongs and submerge in bowl of ice-water for a minute. Carefully peel shell and serve atop toasted bread with a sprinkle of sea salt. 

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