Originally Posted by Caslon
I've seen soft boiled eggs eaten in the shell...in b&w movies, lol. I've always wanted to try them that classy, room service way.
I grew up with soft boiled eggs eaten in the shell in an egg cup. My grandmother had a set of egg cups (I sometimes wonder who ended up with them - I never saw them again after she passed away), and she taught us very early on how to properly eat a soft boiled egg. I'm not sure that I liked the egg so much as it was fun to do.
Take the spoon and gently crack a ring around the pointy end about 1/2 inch down, pop the shell off, pick off one or two loose shell fragments and eat. It was like getting to play with your food without being chastised for it.
This is what my Gramma's looked like. The big end is for hard boiled eggs - the small end is for soft.