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Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"
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Soft Boiled Egg with Buttery Toast "Soldiers"

Cook Time6 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


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


  • 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 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 in a ramekin.