French Soft Boiled Eggs


French Soft Boiled Eggs

Good morning!
Here is your typical Sunday brunch in France with some french soft-boiled eggs.
The egg from the shell, l'oeuf à la coque is a soft-boiled egg that you eat directly in its shell. We simply dip long squared pieces of bread in it and the rest with a spoon.
Some like butter on the bread, others even add Hamm, grilled or not, it all depends on your preference.
This makes for a very authentic Brunch when the family gathers during the weekends.
Add some croissants and chocolatine, jam, and a loaf of bread with butter, maybe a café au lait or a thé, and here you are!
Bon appétit!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 63 kcal


  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread


  • Gather the ingredients. Fill 3/4 of a saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Cut the bread into thin long square slices ( les mouillettes)
  • To avoid cracking, make a little hole in the eggshell with a needle.
  • Then, put the egg into the boiling water for 3min if the egg is at room temperature, about 3,5 min if it is cold from the fridge.
  • when the time is up, take it out, then place it on a stable stand.
  • Start slowly craking the shell from the top, by knocking on it.
  • Peel the shell of the top, maximum until the middle. Then you open it with a spoon and start to take the white from the top until you reach the yolk.
  • Now it is time to dip the bead and savor your egg from the shell. Et voilà!


Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 238IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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