A great start with coddled eggs

Was reading a recent issue of Martha Stewart Living and saw a recipe that I could actually picture myself making — coddled eggs in teacups! Don’t they look cute?

(I was looking for the recipe to link on the Martha website, but couldn’t find one with these pictures of the cute teacups, so I had to take a photo of the magazine.)

So I decided to give it a try on Saturday. I was surprised to realize that, given the amount of tea we drink, we actually don’t have those typical short teacups with handles. But I guess at the same time I shouldn’t be surprised, because given the amount of tea we drink, we usually prefer tea mugs. Anyways, we don’t have those teacups pictured, but we do have those Japanese teacups. So, following the recipe, I buttered the inside of the teacups really well so the eggs won’t stick, and cracked an egg into each.

Then Martha said heat one inch of water in a pot to a “gentle boil” and then immerse the teacups into the water…

… and cover the teacups with a piece of parchment paper before putting on the lid.

Martha also said let it heat for 8–10min, so I figure I’d set the microwave timer to 9min.

… tick, tick, tick, tick, tick…

TA-DA!

Turned out perfectly! :D It was more cooked than Martha’s picture but Mike doesn’t like his eggs runny so I think it was great, and it was really easy and really quick! I didn’t have those fresh herbs pictured in Martha’s magazine so I put some salt and pepper on it. I think I will make this often!

Mike: you know, Martha didn’t actually write those recipes…

Me: what?! She doesn’t? You mean she doesn’t actually make this at home?! Then why would she say it’s a “good thing” if she hasn’t tried it herself? How would she know?

Mike: Sigh…

Have a great start of the week everyone!

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