Perfect soft boiled eggs with soldiers

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Eggs with soldiers
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This easy recipe will help you master the art of boiling egg and learn how to cook boiled eggs with soft runny yolks. Once you’ve perfected soft boiled eggs, your kids will love dipping the toast soldiers into the soft gooey yolks at breakfast, lunch, or just about any other time of day.

Preparation time: 3-5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Difficulty rating: Easy


Makes 1 serving

1 egg

1 thick slice of wholemeal bread



  1. In a pot, pour enough water to completely cover the egg.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Gently lower the egg into the water with a spoon to ensure the shell does not crack.
  4. Cook for four minutes exactly.
  5. Remove the egg and place in an egg cup for serving. Use a knife to slice the top off the egg.

Six eggs in a papier mache egg boxSoldiers

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  1. Cut the crust off the bread and toast.
  2. Cut into 4 or 5 strips (soldiers). The thickness of the strips should be about the width of the hole in the top of the egg, so that your child can dip them into the egg and soak up the runny yolk.


  • This recipe makes enough to serve one young child. If cooking for older children or adults, cook two eggs and two pieces of toast (you can leave the crust on) per serve. You can cook all the eggs together in the same pot.
  • Eggs retain a lot of heat so you should leave them to cool for a little while before serving. You can pop them in the freezer for a few minutes before cutting the top off.
  • The runny yolks soften the toast when it is dipped in so you don’t need to use margarine or any other fat spread.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

 Energy 619 kJ
148 cal
 Protein 10.42 g
 Total fat 5.39 g
 Saturated fat 1.66 g
 Carbohydrates 13.32 g
 Total sugars 1.56 g
 Fibre 2.26 g
 Sodium 226.10 mg
 Cholesterol 184 mg
 Potassium 138.4 mg
Calcium 55.26 mg
Iron 1.45 mg
Zinc 1.06 mg


  •  Food Standards Australia and New Zealand. Australian Nutrient Reference Database. 2007. [cited 16 January 2012]. Available from: [URL Link]
  • Queensland Health. Introduction to Solids. 2008. [cited 16 January 20
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Date Created: March 24, 2013 Date Modified: April 26, 2013