Slow Cooked Hens Eggs
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    Serves 4 as breakfast or 8 with a salad as starter
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The perfect breakfast to savour on a bright Sunday morning with the morning paper and a cup of freshly brewed coffee. What better way is there to start the day? Have you ever dared to cook your hen’s eggs for 45 minutes? Perhaps not and I could guess that these words might have just frightened the life out of you…. This method is tried and tested and a well known method used by chefs up and down the country.

The benefit of cooking eggs this way is the intensity of flavour that is provided. The egg white sets like a jelly without being rubbery and the yolks are perfectly liquid but cooked. The secret is that your eggs must be super fresh. I like to enjoy these eggs with a drizzle of olive oil and freshly baked crusty bread sticks for breakfast. Perfect!Photo of slow cooked eggs

Ingredients & Method

  • 8 large free-range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • Course sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Freshly baked crusty bread sticks

Preheat the water bath to 63°C. Remove the eggs from the fridge at least 30 minuets before cooking.

Wash the eggs and place them gently into the preheated water bath.

Cook the eggs for 45 minutes.

Remove the eggs from the water bath, gently crack the shell and place the egg in a tea cup or bowl, generously season with freshly cracked black pepper and course sea salt and drizzle the oil.

Serve with the crispy bread sticks.

Cooks Notes

These eggs could be served as part of a starter let your imagination run wild!

If you wish to cook duck eggs increase the cooking time with 10 minutes.