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Welcome to... Egg-Coddlers.Com

This web site is dedicated to the study of egg coddlers. We hope to provide an information resource and a forum for collectors of egg coddlers to meet and share their experience.
posted by Ahab (25 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Two coddle posts in a row? What are the odds?

Actually, they're pretty high if the first coddle post spurred the second.
posted by inturnaround at 5:10 AM on August 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Why we should stop coddling the Super-Egg, an opinion piece by Warren "Breakfast" Buffet.

Actually, I love me some coddled eggs & have been doing it in plain ramekins for years. Doubt if I'll ever become a coddler of coddlers, but it is nice to know that there is proper equipment for the task. Carry On.
posted by beelzbubba at 5:15 AM on August 15, 2011 [10 favorites]


I've been wondering if you could use egg coddlers in a sous-vide system. I have an aversion to the idea of cooking in plastic for some irrational reason. I have fond memories of coddled eggs and toast growing up.

I'll never be able to afford them if I don't get out from under the yolk of tyrannical tax legislation though.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:16 AM on August 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


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posted by Jofus at 5:19 AM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


You can do anything at Egg-Coddlers.com.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:32 AM on August 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Put rich people into egg coddlers and coddling them there is verboten.
posted by caddis at 5:41 AM on August 15, 2011


There was a big coddled egg popularity surge in the 70's (72? 73?) I remember all my family members getting egg coddlers as presents and we all experimented with recipes. I was about 15 and I got a two-egg Royal Worcester coddler for Christmas. I still have it, but I probably haven't used it in 40 years.

My family also had a 5 egg coddler and I wish I had that one because it was much more practical. You could cook up enough egg plus cheese and herbs for 2 people. A single two-egg coddler isn't much use for two people.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:42 AM on August 15, 2011


Coddle! Coddle coddle coddle - coddle coddle. Coddle, coddle coddle? Malkovich.
posted by likeso at 5:52 AM on August 15, 2011


MeTa
posted by zarq at 6:05 AM on August 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes, but from which end do you eat the egg?
posted by cjorgensen at 6:35 AM on August 15, 2011


I've been wondering if you could use egg coddlers in a sous-vide system. I have an aversion to the idea of cooking in plastic for some irrational reason.

Sous-vide involves sealing and cooking the food in plastic bags.

I saw an article about using a temperature servoed water bath to heat eggs in cups, like coddlers. The conclusion was that the best results came at a very particular temperature, down to a half degree. They visited some famous French chef and watched him do it by eye, tested his water temperature, and it was the same as the one they had determined.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:46 AM on August 15, 2011


Two coddle posts in one day. You're my boy, blue!
posted by schleppo at 6:59 AM on August 15, 2011


I love, love, love coddled eggs. But so often your egg coddler is cheaply made and doesn't hold tight. This site might actually help me solve that problem....
posted by lumpenprole at 7:07 AM on August 15, 2011


I don't know how these people coddled their eggs, or why.
posted by The Whelk at 7:15 AM on August 15, 2011


So Warren Buffett is against rich people being immersed in simmering water until their proteins coagulate? I can understand that.
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:20 AM on August 15, 2011


This just in - coddling not restricted to eggs and rich peeps - meet the coddle fish.
posted by aeshnid at 7:24 AM on August 15, 2011


I read that as Egg Colliders. It wasn't what I hoped.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 7:29 AM on August 15, 2011


Sous-vide involves sealing and cooking the food in plastic bags.

Yeah, I get that, I'm wondering if a coddler would provide a tight enough seal to substitute for the bags, and if whatever you were cooking would have to fill the whole coddler to cook properly or if a little air makes no difference.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:38 AM on August 15, 2011


Anyone fancy a Dublin Coddle?
posted by newper at 7:56 AM on August 15, 2011


I am totally going to start looking for one of these at goodwill.
posted by bq at 7:59 AM on August 15, 2011


Bloody liberal ova-lovers are just coddling these criminal, genetically substandard eggs.
posted by clvrmnky at 8:14 AM on August 15, 2011


I'm eating a millionaire now. Very tasty but a bit tough! May need to boil him longer.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:30 AM on August 15, 2011


There was a big coddled egg popularity surge in the 70's (72? 73?) I remember all my family members getting egg coddlers as presents and we all experimented with recipes. I was about 15 and I got a two-egg Royal Worcester coddler for Christmas. I still have it, but I probably haven't used it in 40 years.

First off, by your own math you have only owned this item for 38 or 39 years. Secondly, what's with the "probably"? Do you not keep track of your use of this egg coddler? What's wrong with you, that you would come on here with such poorly formed lies and obfuscations?

I am hugely disappointed.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:32 AM on August 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


"Stop coddling the super" is trending on Twitter right now. I didn't know superintendents got tax breaks.
posted by madcaptenor at 10:19 AM on August 15, 2011


I've been collecting coddlers of late. Got a bunch of fairly ugly, but huge Royal Worcester ones off ebay the other day.

My personal suggestion: chuck in some smoked cheese.
posted by pompomtom at 2:31 PM on August 15, 2011


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