Half-boiled eggs (basically just soft-boiled eggs served out of their shells) are a Malaysian and Singaporean breakfast staple. Served in a bowl with a side of kaya (coconut jam) toast, it’s a uniquely Asian take on eggs and soldiers.
Getting the perfect soft-boiled egg is a tricky task. There are a thousand different methods, all slightly different, and it’s really a matter of trial and error to get that perfect egg.
Some of us more ignorant egg cookers have been missing out on a gadget that’s been used in Asia for decades. Simply titled the ‘half-boiled egg maker’, it’s a simple plastic device that takes all the difficulty out of boiling eggs.
Just put the kettle on and place your eggs in the container.
Next, pour water up to the level suggested for the number of eggs your cooking.
Now just wait for the water to empty into the catcher. When the egg container is empty of water, you’ll have perfectly cooked eggs!
These little beauties are for sale in speciality stores and online, for around $20.
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