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Perfect Soft-Boiled Eggs with Toast Soldiers

soft-boiled eggs
Allison Beck

soft-boiled eggs

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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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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving238
Total Fat17g26%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated9g44%
Cholesterol190mg63%
Protein9g17%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A166µg18%
Vitamin B120.4µg6.8%
Vitamin B60.1mg5.5%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.8mg4.2%
Vitamin K2µg3%
Calcium67mg7%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)36µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)45µg11%
Folic acid5µgN/A
Iron2mg10%
Magnesium20mg5%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus134mg19%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium116mg3%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg17.2%
Sodium297mg12%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg8.2%
Trans0.5gN/A
Zinc0.9mg6.1%