Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers

Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers
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Allison Beck

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Growing up, whenever my sisters and I were feeling under the weather, my mom would always make soft-boiled eggs, which she'd scoop on top of little cubes of buttered toast, so the molten center would soften each crispy piece. It was the best kind of comfort food — easy to prepare, satisfying, and, unlike a rich mac 'n' cheese, healthy!

Nowadays, I prefer to dip buttered toast soldiers into my egg, lightly seasoned with flakes of sea salt, rather than pour the egg on top. It's a simple and easy breakfast or snack, any time of day.

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2
Servings
108
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • eggs, preferably heirloom varieties, at room temperature
  • 2  tablespoons  salted butter
  • slices toast, toasted
  • Sea salt, to taste

Directions

Submerge eggs in a small saucepan covered with 1 inch of water. Remove the eggs and bring the water to a boil over high heat and immediately add the eggs. Turn the heat down to medium-low, keeping the water at a gentle simmer (about 180 degrees). Once simmering, cook for about 3 minutes. Immediately remove the eggs and plunge into an ice bath for about 2 minutes, or until eggs are cool to the touch.

Meanwhile, spread still warm toast with butter to melt. Cut into ½-¾ inch spears.

Place each egg in a small cup and crack the pointy end with the end of a knife or spoon to crack shell. Gently peel skin away. Sprinkle with salt and use toast to dunk into molten yolk. Enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
103µg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Sodium, Na
96mg
6%
Water
2g
0%

Soft-Boiled Egg Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Soft-Boiled Egg Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.