The perfect soft-boiled egg and soldiers


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
The perfect soft-boiled egg and soldiers

How to make the perfect soft-boiled egg and soldiers.


  • 4 eggs

  • 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 184, Protein 10g, Carbohydrates 17g, Fat 10g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 409mg.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2012

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