Start your day right with these picks!
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Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had a strange fascination with anything European. To me, Europe seemed so sophisticated, elegant, and far away, so anything from the continent automatically became extra cool in my eyes.
Now that I’m older and hopefully wiser, Europe doesn’t seem that far away anymore. However, one thing that stuck is my obsession with soft-boiled eggs. For most people I know, having a soft-boiled egg (AKA practically raw) is pretty cutting edge. Thanks to the rigorous announcements of our government, ingrained in my psyche is the fear of Salmonella (and almost certain death). Not until I visited the strange land of Europe did I realize what I was missing. Seriously, who knew that one day I would dream about soft eggs and runny yolks?
Now that I’ve become obsessed with cooking (or barely cooking) my eggs this way, I’ve slowly been expanding my egg cup collection. For those not in the know, an egg cup is exactly what it sounds like—a cup to gently hold the egg while you devour the goodness that lays inside. Unfortunately, egg cups are far and few in between due to the unpopularity of soft-boiled eggs in the country. Finding egg cups—especially pretty ones I can display in my cupboard—has become a hobby of mine, but outside of estate sales and European shops, egg cups are a rarity.
But of course, when there’s a will there’s always a way, especially where the internet is concerned. If you’re interested in beginning a collection or just in trying the absolute best way to have an egg (trust me on this), I’ve put together my 9 favorite egg cups that you can buy online. Don’t forget to tell me your favorites below!
I’m digging this cute little egg set from Amazon! If your style leans toward the more classic and feminine, then this set is perfect for you with its floral design and lace-printed edging. It also comes with an egg timer, so you get the most amazing runny eggs every time, and an egg cracker, so you can break open the shell without making a mess. PLUS it comes in a set of 2, so you’ll always have a partner in crime to eat your eggs with. Trust me and order this one as a gift (or just as a treat for yourself), you won’t regret it!
If you’re more of a minimalist then this is the egg cup set for you! What it lacks in an egg timer, it makes up for in three mini spoons so that you can scoop up those yummy runny yolks without any problems. The design is also extremely well made and sturdy, which makes this cup practical for everyday use.
If you’re looking for a fun egg cup set without the cracker or any small spoons, check this one out that comes in assorted colors! BTW, it also comes in a set of white if that’s the look you’re going for, but I personally love having different colors as they’re such a fun little pick-me-up in the mornings!
For the whole shebang with a modern twist, make sure to order this metal beauty from Amazon. It comes in a set of 4 which also includes 4 small spoons and a cracker, and all in a gorgeous aluminum finish. The metal is stainless steel and lightweight, but extremely sturdy, so there are no hassles while storing and shipping. My only issue with this is that it runs a little small, so if your eggs are on the larger side then the cup might not fit snugly around your breakfast.
For a no-mess way of eating a runny yolk, I swear by these egg cup plates from Amazon. They come in a white porcelain finish, so they look elegant and classic, and the flat base makes them more stable than the traditional egg cup. This has my vote if you’re in need of a basic and inexpensive egg cup to use for daily dining.
Admittedly the fanciest and most pricy on my list (BTW each egg cup is sold individually), this is the cup to buy if you want to treat yo’ self by upgrading your breakfast. The cups are ceramic and heavy, so you know they’ll last, but they also come in such beautiful colors that I love starting my day off with these. My personal favorite is the red one, but any of the colors are gorgeous!
I love this adorable pair of bird egg cups in a gorgeous robin’s egg blue! Not only are they cute, but they’re also sturdily made and very inexpensive—which makes them the perfect gift for yourself or for a friend! Seriously, these bring such a smile to my face every day!
For a whimsical take on the egg cup, grab a set of these dishwasher-friendly chicken feet cups that come in fours. They’re so cute but also super functional—the chicken feet help keep the cup steady, although the design does have a shallower base which makes extra large eggs stick out.
Go above and beyond for a holiday breakfast with this super cute handmade egg cup designed in the UK! This is the only one on my list that I don’t have, but am totally drooling over. Granted, it’s pricy for one egg cup considering you still have to shoulder the shipping costs, but the artistic design makes for a very thoughtful gift for a friend (or for yourself, and I won’t blame you if you decide to keep it).
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