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Happy Mama's Day...to all the mama's out there! Care for some breakfast in bed?

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My favorite breakfast depends on my mood.  I'm not one of those breakfast haters...quite the contrary.  I love breakfast.  I mean, after all...it is the most important meal of the day.  Right?  That's what I grew up hearing and that's what is ingrained in my head.  So be it.  ...and then there's my daughter who chokes and gags her way through breakfast on school days...even if it's just a drinkable yogurt...whose child is this?  Although she can tear it up on the weekends. Go figure.  But in honor of Mother's Day, I was in the mood for some boiled eggs w/ dippin' soldiers.  MMMMMM.  Some days it's cereal, some it's yogurt and fruit, others it's a donut or huevos rancheros or Greek skillet or chorizo con huevos or chilaquiles or bacon and eggs or eggs benedict or....  but ultimately, if I was forced to choose my favorite way of cooking an egg, it would be poached.  And medium-boiled comes in a close second...now.  I love runny yolks...for dippin' other goodies in.  And I hate a rubber, chewy, over-done white...so I only like 'em fried if I do it or somebody else I know can make 'em "right" does it. 

Medium-boiled eggs are kinda like poaches eggs, but still in the shell.  I always held off on making them at home because I didn't have any egg cups.  Still don't.  I mean, I know it's not a requirement to have an egg cup to eat a medium-boiled egg...but I wanted one anyway.  I also don't have one of those little egg snippers to snip the top clean away...shell and all.  I stopped being stubborn.  Asparagus is gorgeous right now and I wanted to dip those spears in some yolk...some warm, runny yolk...that craving won.  I substituted a shot glass my sister brought me back from Vegas as the egg cup and just cut the top off with a sharp knife. 

Medium-boiled eggs
from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman
Fill a saucepan about 2/3 full with water and bring to a gentle boil.  Use a spoon or some other handy tool to lower the egg into the gently boiling water.  Adjust the heat so the mixture barely simmers, then cook for 6-7 minutes; the shorter time guarantees a cooked but runny yolk, but there may be some undercooked white.  With the longer time, the white will be fully cooked, but some of the yolk may have hardened.  To remove the shell plunge it into cold running water for about 30 seconds, then crack and peel gently, as you would a hard-cooked egg. 

I served mine with al dente asparagus spears and buttered toast soldiers...and sprinkled the yolk with Black Truffle Sea Salt.  Simple, clean flavors that made a perfect Mother's Day or any day, of course Breakfast.

Although............these are really........


This is my IHCC submission for Breakfast in Bed this week...head on over to check out more delicious breakies!  Oh...and if you can, go kiss ya mutha!! Or your kids mutha.  Or your neighbors mutha.  Any mutha!  Happy Mother's Day Mom...love you...breakfast nice & healthy, just the way you like it :) !
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30 comments

  1. My weak ness for breakfast....soldiers and perfect eggs..

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  2. I have to eat breakfast...my favourite meal of the day.
    The boiled egg looks perfectly perfect!
    Happy Mother's Day
    Angie

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  3. What a fabulous way to start any day. Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day and a great weekend.
    Sam

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  4. Happy mother's day heather! The kids are adorable.

    I love a good medium-boiled egg. They remind me of my trip to Italy when I eight since (a) that was the first time I had them and (b) they were one of the two things I ate while I was there. (What was wrong with me!)

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  6. Are we twins seperated at birth? I love everything the same as you. And let me tell you, I really love the egg cup! Vegas here I come.

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  7. Happy Mutha's Day to you, as I giggle at this post and that photo of the kids with their Mutha tattoo's LMAO!

    I made my first 'shocked' boiled eggs not to long ago! They were dippin good!

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  8. Happy Mother's Day Heather. Love your kids. And your egg with soldiers.

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  9. Moogie...perhaps ;) Wait for me...I'll go to Vegas with you!

    JoAnne...ha! Bet it'd be different if you went today, LOL!

    Sam, Penny, E...Happy Mother's Day to you all as well!

    Angie & Peachy...thanks...I'll gladly share some with you!

    Dave...no problem, I'll definitely check it out!

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  10. L'il Burnt Toast and I celebrated last week, no breakfast in bed...sigh...since she does not live with me...sigh but we celebrated in style. Happy Mother's Day BBFF!!!

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  11. That sounds lovely, Val! Happy Mother's Day to you, BBFF :D

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  12. I love that picture of your kids- so much personality! Like you, I love poached eggs and I've been wanting to try a medium-boiled egg for a very long time. I laughed as I read this because I don't have egg cups either BUT I LOVE your idea to use a shot glass, especially if it is a Las Vegas shot glass! It definitely made for a cool shot:D

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  13. LOL, Happy Mother's Day!
    ~ingrid

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  14. Breakfast is quite possibly my favorite meal, ever. However, since being pregnant with my daughter I can no longer eat EGGS! Or bananas, both which were an integral part of a yummy breakfast for me. So now I struggle w/ a protein-filled attempt at breakfasts, which was hit on the money yesterday with a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Ah, yum. :)

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  15. I can't say breakfast is my favorite meal (too early for me) but I enjoy brunch! :) Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  16. Happy Mother's Day! I enjoy soft boiled eggs as well, and they go so well with asparagus! Super cute pictures of your kids!

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  17. Great post! I'm a breakfast lover from way back when. Love making an event out of it on the weekends. I'll have to try a medium boiled egg with soldiers and asparagus - yum
    Happy Mother's Day to You

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  18. I love the picture of your kids! Happy Mother's day!

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  19. That three beautiful children you have. They're definitely lucky to have you as their mother. A good breakfast to start out the day too. Hard boiled eggs are good. :)


    Happy Mother's Day!!!

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  20. I love me some dipping yolks! I won't even eat them hard...just push em' to the side. And with asparagus? OH YEAH!

    What a fun pic of your gorgeous kiddos! Happy Mother's Day!

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  21. Such a cute picture of the kids. I love runny yolks--so fun to dip into. Loving both the toast soldiers and the asparagus--yum!

    Happy Mother's Day.

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  22. That egg looks so inviting! I love a soft-boiled egg with some baguette and butter for lunch! Not breakfast, if I have eggs for breakfast they make me gag!
    Happy Mother's day!

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  23. i love soft boiled eggs too, but i always seem to overcook them! such a sweet post, i love the last picture of your babes!

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  24. Sounds great! I just made these for the first time recently for Cook the Books, and I am in love! You're right, they'd be great with asparagus!

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  25. How funny....I'm so picky about my eggs too. Poached is top of the list (rubbery, overcooked, crispy whites are unacceptable). I'm not even sure if I've ever tried an egg this way. YUM!!! Happy belated Mothers Day :)
    (verification word is boring today)
    (i mean it's a boring word. not that the word is "boring" LOL)

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  26. Oh how I wish my kids would eat their eggs this way! I love 'em this way! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! ;)

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  27. Absolutely PERFECT boiled eggs, and nothing could be more perfect than soldiers and fresh asparagus for dunking!
    Sue

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  28. Is she kissing her guns? ha ha! That's hilarious!

    I love soft runny yolk and this looks delicious with those toast fingers.

    Happy belated birthday!

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  29. Eggs and soldiers is my favourite breakfast when I am feeling a bit sooky. Yum!

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