2 Egg Coffee Recipes From Around The World
You're probably thinking that eggs and coffee only go well together when one is on a plate and the other is in a mug. It is true that a nice hot cup of coffee goes great with your breakfast, but there's another combination that any true coffee lover should try at least once. Actually, there are two ways to make egg coffee - one comes from the northern reaches of Scandinavia and the other has its origins in Vietnam's capital city.
The next time you have friends over, impress them with these tasty recipes:
1. Swedish Egg Coffee
It is believed that this recipe originated from Swedish settlers in America. In the old days, many Americans would make "cowboy coffee" by throwing the grounds in a pot of boiling water. It worked, but often made for quite a gritty cup of coffee. By adding an egg to that recipe, the grounds stay at the bottom of the pot, leaving you with a clear cup of coffee.
- Water, to preference
- Coffee grounds, to preference
- 1 egg.
1. Measure out your desired amount of water into into a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.
2. Get a bowl and measure out your desired amount of coffee grounds - usually 1 tablespoon per cup of water, but the exact ratio is up to you.
3. Crack an egg into the grounds and stir until they reach a mud-like consistency. You may have to add a bit of water if it's too thick.
4. Return to your boiling water and reduce the heat to medium.
5. Stir in the coffee and egg mixture, then let simmer for about three minutes - longer if you want stronger coffee.
6. Turn the heat off, but don't remove the pan. Let it sit for another three minutes. During this time, the grounds will sink to the bottom.
7. Carefully pour the coffee into a large mug and serve.
2. Vietnamese Egg Coffee
This recipe comes from Hanoi, where they use an egg to sweeten bitter coffee. The process to make it is a little more involved that the Swedish variety, but for coffee fans who like a little extra flavor, this is sure to be a treat.
- 1 cup water
- Vietnamese coffee grounds, to preference
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons condensed milk.
1. Brew a strong cup of Vietnamese coffee in your Mr. Coffee® Advanced Brew 8-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker.
2. Crack the egg into a bowl and beat it together with the condensed milk until the mixture is frothy.
3. Pour the hot coffee into a mug - use a glass cup for more impressive presentation - then slowly pour the egg and milk froth on top. The finished product should vaguely resemble a cappuccino in that all the froth should stay above the coffee.
4. Serve the drink immediately.