Œufs Mouillettes (Boiled Eggs)
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The French are not very into eating eggs or savory things at breakfast. But there’s one egg dish that they love to eat first thing in the morning: this œuf à la coque mouillettes.
Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 6 eggs
- Toast the slices of bread, then spread butter on them. Cut them in long sticks about ½" wide. They are called mouillettes, because you are going to wet them (mouiller) by dipping them in the egg.
- Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. With a tablespoon, plunge the eggs in the boiling water and leave them for 4 minutes.
- Fill a large bowl with ice water. When the eggs are boiled, transfer with a slotted spoon to the ice water for 10 seconds.
- Put an egg in an egg cup, and use a knife to cut off the top of the egg.
- Serve the egg cups with the mouillettes to dip into the soft-boiled eggs.