coddled eggs

Ever had great tasting coddled eggs? No, OMG! You are missing out on a delicacy. But not to worry, I wrote this article to show you one of my favorite coddled eggs recipes. In a bit, you will know how to coddle an egg, how to use an egg coddler, and more. 

If you are ready, I am. Let’s begin. 

There’s nothing more exciting than getting to prepare a great tasting meal in less time. I am not a fan of waiting for hours for my meals to get ready, but then, some things are inevitable.

coddled egg recipe

If you are like me and don’t like waiting much, this recipe will interest you. You can make this coddled egg recipe in just 5 minutes. 

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Coddled Eggs Definition

What is a coddled egg?

If this is the first time you are coming across this word, allow me to take you on a short ride as to what it is. Don’t feel awkward because you have never come across the term “coddled eggs”, in fact, 3 years ago, I didn’t know anything about it, but being a food researcher and loving mother, I found out about sooner and here we are. 

what is a coddled egg

Coddled Eggs Vs Poached Eggs

Have you heard of poached eggs? Well, coddled eggs have a similarity with poached eggs being that they both have runny yolk and firm egg white. There’s a difference though, poached eggs are made by boiling them with water while coddled eggs are made by cooking them in a coddler.

This brings us down to the fact that you will need to get an egg coddler in order to make this recipe. Never had or used one before? Not to worry, I will show you how to use an egg coddler.

The Art Of Making Coddled Egg Using An Egg Coddler

Now comes the fun part, are you ready to learn how to make coddled eggs using an egg coddler? Let’s begin shall we;

The first thing to do is to fill up the pan with little water, say half an inch, after doing this set the pan on your stove. You don’t need your stove to be on max heat/burn, medium heat would do, boil the water on the pan, and then reduce to a simmer after the water has boiled. 

Next up, you want to grease the egg cups, this step is very important. I use a secret spray, but you can use coconut oil, it will work perfectly well. You can as well use whatever you please, just make sure it is keto cooking friendly. So, after you must have greased the egg cups in your egg coddler, the next thing would be to set them in place and then crack some eggs into the cups respectively.

how to make coddled eggs

DON’T crack room temperature eggs into your coddler, make sure the eggs you are cracking in are cold. Yup! You heard me right, straight out from the fridge.

The next thing to do is usually my favorite part of the whole process. Sprinkling!!!! 

Get some fresh cracked pepper, sea salt, cheddar cheese, and some chives maybe, sprinkle all these ingredients on the egg. 

Now, you’ll need to cook the eggs and wait patiently.

How Long Will You Have To Wait?

It depends on how you would want the eggs to come out. If you want them to be firm you need to wait for about 5-7 minutes. If you are like me who would give anything for eggs with runny yolk you’ll need to cook them for about 4 minutes. 

Feel free to play with the timing. 

Another challenge would be taking them off the coddled egg cups, it is a struggle at first, but in time you’ll become a pro. Here’s what to do. Use a knife to run around the inside, this will make it much easier to come loose. 

How I Made The Best Coddle Eggs Recipe In Minutes

Recipe by Carla WilliamsCourse: Breakfast


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This might just become one of your favorite paleo breakfast recipes. It is easy to make and very delicious.


  • Black pepper.

  • 6 tablespoon of cheddar cheese.

  • 6 Large Eggs.

  • 6 tablespoons of chives.

  • Sea salt.


  • Use coconut oil or whatever you prefer to grease the cups in the egg coddler.
  • Add a little amount of water to the egg coddler pan. About 1.2 cm of water would do just fine. 
  • Without the egg cups, boil the water in the pan on medium heat, after the water boils, reduce to a simmer.
  • Now, place the egg cups in their holders and then crack open a cold egg into each egg cup. 
  • Add your seasoning, black pepper, and sea salt, just a little sprinkle would do. Don’t go overboard. 
  • Sprinkle in the chives and cheddar cheese. (Using these ingredients are optional).
  • Cook for 4 minutes if you want a runny yolk, or cook for 5-7 minutes for a firmer yolk.
  • When done, lift the egg cups from the coddler (use gloves), run a knife through the edge of each egg to make serving easy.


  • You can choose to use chives and cheddar cheese or not. It is totally up to you. 

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Cholesterol 373mg 125%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
      • Dietary Fiber 0.03g 1%
      • Sugars 0.4g
    • Protein 8g 16%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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