coddled egg



coddled egg (plural coddled eggs)

  1. (cooking) An egg that has been delicately cooked in a water bath (often in a device called a coddler), either in or out of the shell.

Usage notesEdit

Some cooks do not accept that a "coddled egg" can be cooked in the shell, while others describe it as being very similar to a soft-boiled egg, which is always cooked in the shell.