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Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast “Soldiers”

Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"

Now, this is my kind of breakfast! Quick. Simple. Delicious. I love dipping the little buttery toast “soldiers” into the yolky egg before spooning the rest of the egg out with a tiny spoon. This soft-boiled egg with butter toast “soldiers”  is such a tasty breakfast and fun to eat–my kids love it, especially if I serve it with roasted bacon!  I really like that it’s quick and easy enough to make for school mornings too.

Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"

How to Make Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast “Soldiers”

Heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove. Side Note: if you are using a jumbo-sized egg, cook for 6 minutes & 30 seconds.

While the egg is cooking, toast a piece of bread in a toaster then slather it with butter and cut it into thin sticks (aka soldiers).

When the six minutes are up, run the saucepan and egg immediately under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled. Using a butter knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently slice the top bit of the egg off. Place the egg in the soft egg dish and serve with the buttery toast soldiers and the egg top. Side Note: If you don’t have the soft egg dish, you can peel the egg completely (carefully) and serve it in a ramekin.

Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"

Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"

Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 piece of bread, toasted
  • Butter, to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove.
    Side Note: if you are using a jumbo-sized egg, cook for 6 minutes & 30 seconds.
  • While the egg is cooking, toast a piece of bread in a toaster then slather it with butter and cut it into thin sticks (aka soldiers).
  • When the six minutes are up, run the saucepan and egg immediately under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled.
  • Using a butter knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently slice the top bit of the egg off.
  • Place the egg in the soft egg dish and serve with the buttery toast soldiers and the egg top.
    Side Note: If you don't have the soft egg dish, you can peel the egg completely (carefully) and serve it in a ramekin.
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17 Comments

  1. This is exactly what my mom used to make me as a kid, and called it boiled egg with “dunkers”! 🙂 And funny thing, I found an egg cup the other day at the thrift store that looks just like the one in your picture and decided to make this for myself!! Glad to see someone else still doing it — thanks for sharing, Pam!

    1. Ryan,

      Aren’t they just so delicious?!?! I love those little “soldiers” dipped in yolks. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

      -Pam

  2. 5 stars
    I find that 6 minutes starts the yolks to set. I’ve had much better luck cooking the egg for 4 minutes. The whites are soft and the yolks are perfectly runny. I love your recipe.

    1. Don,

      I’m glad you have found what works best for you. I’m so glad you like this recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

      -Pam