Crispy Eggs look a look more difficult and complicated than they actually are; so this a dish to impress if that is your intention but more importantly the crispy outer coating is a perfect foil for the creamy liquid gold inside – perfect for dunking new season asparagus! I would suggest you use the best organic eggs you can find – I always buy roadside eggs, as taste is everything in this recipe! Timings need to be precise so use a kitchen timer when boiling the eggs. Have a bowl of ice cold water ready to plunge the boiled eggs in immediately – to prevent further cooking.
If this is for a dinner party – it may give peace of mind to test with an extra egg first, to ensure that the 31/2 minute boiling time is sufficient to cook the white but keep the yolk runny, and then you can adjust accordingly. It will not cook further if plunged in cold water.