January 26, 2012
Walking down Fairfax in the absurd sunshine of an LA winter, we happened upon a food truck. I am incapable of passing one without stopping for a bite, but this one called out to me with a particularly loud voice. It wasn't the name – Eggslut – but the description of their signature dish: A coddled egg on top of potato puree with gray sea salt and chives.
A well-coddled egg is a beautiful thing, and when the chef said, "This will take a while; we coddle them to order," I was hooked.
As anyone would be. This is a perfect way to start the day – a tender egg, held together with no more than a wish, on top of buttery pureed potatoes. The crunch of salt, the snappy bite of chives. Heaven in a spoon. And so rich it made three of us deliriously happy for the rest of the day.
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