How to make the perfect soft-boiled egg and soldiers.
3-4 cups water
4 slices whole grain bread
butter, for bread
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
ground nutmeg, to taste
Bring 4 eggs to room temperature by submerging in warm tap water for 2 to 3 min.
Pour 3 to 4 cups water (enough to cover the eggs by ½ in.) into a small saucepan and set over high heat. When the water begins to boil, lower in each egg, using a spoon.
When the water comes back to a boil, set a timer for 5½ min. Meanwhile, toast 4 slices of whole grain bread; butter and cut into strips.
When timer rings, remove eggs, rinse under cold water for 30 sec. Place in egg cups. Using a spoon, gently tap the top of each egg and remove. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg. Serve with toast strips for dipping.
Calories 184, Protein 10g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 10g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 409mg.
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