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Soft-boiled egg

Soft-boiled egg

Soft-boiled egg: properties, recipe, calories, how many minutes of cooking it takes and how to prepare it for children. How to do it in the microwave and tips.

Boiled egg

When we talk aboutboiled eggswe refer to:

  • Boiled egg
    It is a boiled egg with cooking times ranging from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 10 minutes. Ideally, the hard-boiled egg should cook for 9 minutes so as to be more digestible than an overcooked egg. For all the info: how to make boiled eggs.
  • Soft-boiled egg
    With soft-boiled egg, egg white and yolk do not solidify completelyHere, too, the kitchen timer is crucial because cooking times must not go beyond 4 minutes.
  • Poached egg
    The poached egg is still a boiled egg but this time deprived of its shell. The naked egg white and yolk are immersed in boiling water and the water is stirred so that the egg white completely wraps the yolk.

Soft-boiled egg, recipe

L'soft-boiled egg it can be prepared by cooking in the oven, steaming, cooking in the microwave, vacuum cooking ... but the most reliable method of preparing it, especially if it is intended for feeding children, is boiled.

Here is the recipe for preparing soft-boiled egg.

  • Use eggs at room temperature.
  • Boil water with a pinch of salt in a saucepan.
  • When the water boils, immerse the egg and boil it for 3 minutes. If you prefer it less moist, go for up to 4 minutes of cooking.
  • To stop cooking, pass it under cold water.
  • Serve it in the special egg serving dish or in a piece of toasted bread as shown in the photo above.

Soft-boiled eggs in the microwave

Microwave cooking is not recommended, however we will provide you with information on how to cook eggs in the microwave.

With a needle, pierce the upper part of the egg. Place the egg in a microwave-safe container, cover the egg with a little cling film for microwaves, pierce the film with a toothpick, drill holes in several places.

Run the microwave oven at 600 W for 50 seconds. Let the egg rest for a minute before serving.

Alternatively, you can use a special product for cooking hard-boiled eggs and soft-boiled eggs in the microwave. You can respect 600W for 50 seconds or 400W for 3 minutes.

Soft-boiled eggs, cooking times

How long should a soft-boiled egg cook?The cooking times, in reality, depend on the size of the egg. For classic eggs, cooking times are estimated between 3 and 4 minutes. For large eggs, the times increase to 6 minutes for soft-boiled eggs and 10 minutes for hard-boiled eggs.

To better manage the cooking of boiled egg, there is no shortage of tools on the market capable ofsinkthe eggs in water and time their cooking.

For the kitchen gadget shown in the photo above, we refer you to the Amazon product:cook eggs with timer. Offered at a price of 16.39 euros with free shipping costs.

Soft-boiled eggs for children

L'soft-boiled egg it is not recommended for people who may be more susceptible to salmonellosis, i.e. children and the elderly. Soft-boiled eggs are also contraindicated in people with immune system deficiencies.

It is always important to find out where a food comes from, but when it is intended for a child, it is even more so!

Buy only products of certain origin and eat them fresh. The salmonella risk increases when the egg is stored in the fridge for long periods.

To avoid the salmonella risk, you canpasteurize the eggsbringing them to 57 ° C for one hour and 15 minutes. The eggs, once pasteurized, can beboiledas seen in the recipe.

Soft-boiled egg, property

Egg tocoqueretains allpropertywhole egg. Talking aboutcalories, soft-boiled egg has a calorie content of 130 kcal. For allnutritional propertieswe refer you to the dedicated page:eggs, properties.

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