What is an egg cup?
Before we jump in, let’s start with the basics. An egg cup is a small dish or container used to hold a boiled egg upright. It typically has a rounded bottom and a cylindrical shape, with an opening at the top to place the egg in.
Using an egg cup
Using an egg cup is incredibly simple. First, you’ll need to prepare your boiled egg. Once it’s cooked to your liking, use a spoon to gently remove it from the pot and place it in the egg cup with the smaller end pointing downwards. The egg should sit snugly in the egg cup and not wobble or tilt.
Why use an egg cup?
You may be wondering why you need an egg cup when you could just place the boiled egg on a plate or in a bowl. Well, using an egg cup has several benefits. Firstly, it makes cracking the egg open much easier. You can hold the egg steady in the cup and tap the top with a spoon or knife to create a clean break. Secondly, it makes eating the egg more enjoyable – you can dip your toast or soldiers into the runny yolk without it spilling all over the plate.
Decorative egg cups
If you’re looking for a way to add some fun and personality to your breakfast routine, consider investing in some decorative egg cups. You can find them in all sorts of shapes, sizes and materials, from porcelain and ceramic to plastic and metal. Some egg cups even come with accompanying spoons or egg cosies to keep the egg warm.
Cleaning your egg cup
After you’ve enjoyed your boiled egg, it’s important to clean your egg cup thoroughly. Most egg cups can be washed in the dishwasher or by hand with soap and warm water. However, if your egg cup is made from a delicate material like porcelain, you may need to take extra care to avoid scratching or damaging it.