I have noticed that the French often opt for more of a light breakfast compared to their other meals. Most French people like just a simple espresso or latte to start their day. Maybe they might pair their morning coffee with a yummy chocolate croissant. OuiPlease’s CEO and founder, Jessica likes just simple brioche!
Oeufs mouillettes (boiled eggs) are popular all around the world, including England, France, and the United States! The French way to eat boiled eggs is very specific. The eggs are very soft (runny) and are kept inside the shell when eaten. To enjoy the declines insides you carefully slice off the of the egg with any sort of knife, just enough so the yolk is revealed. Then, dunk your bread (soldiers) to combine the flavors of brioche and warm egg or use a spoon to scoop out the deliciousness. This recipe is so easy and you probably have all the ingredients at home now!
Perfect Egg Cups
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices brioche
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 scallion finely chopped (optional)
- fresh dill finely chopped (optional)
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- Bring a pot of approximately six cups of water (enough to full cover the eggs when you place them in the pot) to boil.
- Once the pot of water is fully boiling, place room temperature eggs into the boiling water
- Boil for precisely six minutes (set a timer). Julia Child’s tome (Mastering the Art of French Cooking), on page 118, shares the precise time of 6 minutes for an average size egg.
- Remove pot with boiling water and eggs from the stovetop. Drain the hot water and replace it with cold water. Run cold water over the eggs for one minute to stop them from continuing to cook.
- Set the eggs aside (you may remove them from the pot and allow to dry on a cloth). Slice two pieces of fresh brioche (homemade or picked up from your local bakery), and toast until brown to your liking.
- Remove toast from the toaster and slice into small 1/2 inch slices (narrow enough to dunk into an egg). Add butter if you would like.
- Sprinkle a little salt, pepper, dill or finely diced scallions to add a simple fresh flavor.
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