Runny yolks

I know that every time I eat them, I’m risking Salmonella poisoning. But runny yolks are just so good! They’re all smooth and oozy, and they make everything around them just that much better.

  1. Runny yolk, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
  2. Fried eggs in the morning, sprinkled with salt and scooped up with tortillas
  3. Fried eggs on stacked red enchiladas, in a small cafe somewhere in New Mexico
  4. Fried eggs on mashed potato pancakes (see photo above, and also here)
  5. Fried egg sandwiches at Parkside
  6. Soft boiled eggs, eaten from a cute egg cup, with a tiny spoonΒ 

And any other way you can imagine. I do have one rule, though…the whites have to be fully cooked. Runny whites? Not a good thing.

But runny yolks…I’ll risk Salmonella any day. πŸ™‚

3 responses to “Runny yolks”

  1. You know that we all survived licking the cake batter off the beaters, and so runny eggs just needs to be thought of as raw eggs without the batter. πŸ™‚
    I don’t like eggs, but I do like to dip toast in runny eggs. πŸ™‚


  2. I *love* runny yolks πŸ™‚
    My favorite (to date) have been on this caesar salad recipe from Bon Appetit (, though several of the ones you’ve listed above are quite fantastic also!

  3. Runny yolks are AWESOME on salads. I had a great salad with runny egg all over it at Chez Nous. And the best part, no need for dressing!

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