Egg coddling is a method to use barely cooked eggs in some recipes, such as homemade caesar salad dressing. This is a quick and simple guide on coddling eggs.
A coddled egg is basically a lightly poached egg. This method is used to lightly cook an egg for recipes where you won’t be cooking the end product when containing eggs.
To coddle an egg, boil just enough water to cover the egg or eggs. Crack the egg into the water, and leave it for just about a minute.
Remove from heat, and remove the egg from the water with a slotted spoon. Or a regular spoon and some fancy moves.
And that’s it. That’s a coddled egg.
(Alternatively, you can use something like a coddled egg cup, but that requires buying something.)