Soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers are a classic English breakfast. Simply cut toast into strips and serve with dippy eggs for a fun, kid-friendly breakfast recipe.

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Recipe Summary

10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place eggs in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes for soft-set yolks.

  • Cut toast into strips.

  • Transfer the eggs to egg cups or a bowl. Tap the top of each egg with a spoon to crack the upper part of the shell and remove. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with the toast "soldiers."

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 19.5g; carbohydrates 24.7g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 2.8g; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 3.5g; cholesterol 372mg; vitamin a iu 542.5IU; folate 70.5mcg; calcium 146.9mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 54.3mg; potassium 282.2mg; sodium 542.2mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 2g.

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Orowheat bread or any other supermarket bread is NOT soy-free. They all have soy flour soy oil or both to keep them soft on the shelf for days. Also this is much tastier with white toast not overwhelming the flavor of the egg. Read More