Food & recipes / Sweden

The Perfect Egg

The perfect eggThe Perfect Egg for me is boiled for about 5 minutes (for a medium sized egg)…that is when the yolk is still soft and creamy and the white is just set but still quite wobbly.  With some sprinkled salt on the top its total perfection!

When I buy eggs I always make sure the eggs comes from organic certified farms where the chickens can roam freely and have access to a natural environment. Organic hens and chickens are fed organic feed and it is prohibited to feed animal byproducts or GMO and no antibiotics is allowed except in emergencies. I believe that eggs coming from hens and chickens that has been grown up with animal welfare standards improves the quality of both the eggs and the meat, low stress levels lead to superior quality of animal products…with other words…happy chicken and hens = good quality eggs = good quality nutrition!

So it’s not enough when farmers label their eggs “free-range” because that only means the chicken are not in a cage, but usually still confined in barns at high population densitites…

The perfect egg

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Akli
    28 April 2012 at 15:21

    I absolutely love eggs, had three today!!

    As for boiled eggs, I have never really worked out how the cooker watch works ( Am I a lazy man, maybe!).As a result I always overcooked them!

    Thanks for the tips on how to buy better eggs!

  • Solli
    28 April 2012 at 17:42

    Akli – Wow, three eggs! I only had two! I really hate over boiled eggs…that’s why I always keep in mind only boiling them for 5 minutes ;-) I’m happy you found the tips on how to buy better eggs useful!

  • Akli
    28 April 2012 at 18:10

    Hi Solli,

    Talking about fresh and really good food to buy in Paris 6 eme, I have you been to “l’epicerie” rue des Saints Peres close to rue Jacob?

  • Solli
    28 April 2012 at 19:16

    Akli – No, I haven’t been inside…but I’ve been passing it by several times :-)

  • Akli
    28 April 2012 at 19:24

    You have to go inside Solli next time you are back for longer term, in Paris, you can’t miss it…

    The food is very nice, fresh and carefully selected, fruits and vegetables, the fromage (Cheese) and charcuterie (Cold meat) is very good. The Jamon iberico is deliicous, They have some nice composed salads to take away also. The decor inside will remind you a little bit of the 70’s. In my opinion, this is the best place to go for a quick sandwich on demand. They have a nice wines also. I believe they are close quite late at 11 or 12pm!

    The people there are very friendly also. Solli, Paris is waiting for you…

  • Solli
    28 April 2012 at 21:38

    Akli – well, I saved that to the time when I will settle down in Paris :-) There are so many things in Paris that I could have seen or visit when I was living there..but I saved some for last..otherwise I wouldn’t have a reason to go back…would i? :-)

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