Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers

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Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers
soft-boiled eggs
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
238
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, preferably heirloom varieties, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
190mg
63%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
166µg
18%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.5%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.2%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
67mg
7%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
36µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
45µg
11%
Folic acid
5µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
20mg
5%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
134mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
116mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.2%
Sodium
297mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.2%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
0.9mg
6.1%