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Asparagus Spear Dipped into Egg in Egg Cup
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Eggs and Soldiers

Soft boiled eggs with buttered toast fingers (or vegetable alternatives).
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Eggs, Eggs and Soldiers
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 259kcal

Equipment

  • Egg Cup

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Slice Bread
  • 8g (2 tsp) Butter

Instructions

  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Place the pan over medium/high heat and when the water reaches a boil, start the timer so you can precisely time the cooking process.
  • Reduce to a gentle simmer and cook the eggs in the saucepan for 4 mins, this will produce an egg where the white is fully set and the yolk is thick and runny. (Cook for longer if you prefer a firmer yolk 5-8 mins (8 mins being hard boiled)
  • As the eggs are cooking, toast the bread, butter and cut into strips.
  • Use a large slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the water and run under cool water to stop them from cooking.
  • Set the egg into an egg cup. To remove the top, use the edge of a knife to gently tap all the way around the top of the egg. Pull the top off

Notes

  • Do not start the timer until the water has come to a proper boil.
  • If cooking more than two eggs, make sure your eggs fit in the saucepan in a single layer
  • Want to up your child's veggie content? Why not try serving carrot sticks, asparagus spears, sugar snap peas, cucumber fingers or roasted sweet potato fingers as "soldiers".
  • Egg size, pan size, no of eggs, cooker type and altitude may affect the cooking times, you may find you need to cook for slightly longer / shorter time than suggested.
  • Don't have an egg cup? Why not try a shot glass or nestling your egg in a ramekin filled with rice.
NOTE: Salmonella is killed instantly at 74oC so eggs become safe by cooking them properly but soft eggs can be a risk. Guidelines differ from country to country. For this reason, you are best to follow the advice from where you live (see above post for more information on UK, AUS & USA)
  • Make It Dairy Free: Skip the butter or use a dairy-free spread
  • Make It Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free bread or one of the soldier alternatives. 
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 345mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg