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Swedish Egg Coffee


Everything is better with fresh eggs, we all know that.

But what about coffee? Yup, even coffee.

If you have never tried Swedish Egg Coffee (also called Norwegian Egg Coffee or Lutheran Church Egg Coffee), you don't know what you're missing!


Being Scandinavian myself, I had been meaning to try Swedish Egg Coffee for some time.

Popular in Sweden and Norway before the turn of the last century, egg coffee migrated to this country with the Scandinavian immigrants and is now a staple at Lutheran Church socials and functions in the American Midwest.

It literally involves crushing a whole egg, shell and all, into coffee grounds and then brewing your coffee.

According to what I've read, the egg clarifies the coffee grounds and separates them from the brewed coffee (no filter is used), while the shell pulls the bitterness and acidity out of the coffee grounds, resulting in a cup of extremely smooth, mellow coffee.

In addition, the lack of filter allows the coffee essential oils to remain in the pot of brewed coffee which makes for a very rich coffee.

The entire process intrigued me and I finally decided that this morning was the morning to give Egg Coffee at try. So I read a few recipes online, realized they are all pretty much the same, and got started.

Swedish Egg Coffee
(makes 4-6 servings)

6 Cups water
3/4 Cup ground coffee
1 Fresh egg
1/4 Cup ice water (or 3 ice cubes)

Bring the water to a rolling boil in a stove top coffee pot or saucepan.  Meanwhile, with a fork stir the egg into the coffee grounds, crushing the shell in as well.

The mixture should look like moist potting soil.  Add the egg mixture to the water and boil for a minute or two and then cover and remove from the heat. Let stand five minutes, then pour in the ice water (or add the ice cubes) and let stand for another minute or so to allow the grounds to sink to the bottom.

Strain through a strainer or just ladle the coffee off the top into coffee cups.

Makes 6 servings.

**Don't forget the eggy grounds make a wonderful addition to your compost pile or garden.


-Stir coffee grounds and egg together, crush the shell in too-

-Boil, remove from heat, add ice cubes, let sit and then ladle out your freshly brewed coffee-

-I love this coffee so much, I actually bought myself a small stove top coffee pot to use-
If I tell you this coffee was nothing short of amazing, I would not be exaggerating. It's so easy too. I am sold on this method, and I'm thinking our Mr. Coffee might just end up in the pile to be donated to charity.

So, are you brave enough to try making some Swedish Egg Coffee? Have you ever tried it?



GOD MORGON!


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