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Eggs and Soldiers with Asparagus

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Strips of whole wheat toast "soldiers" and crisp tender asparagus dipped into a soft boiled egg, if that's not the perfect Spring breakfast, I don't know what is!

Strips of whole wheat toast “soldiers” and crisp tender asparagus dipped into a soft boiled egg, if that’s not the perfect Spring breakfast, I don’t know what is!

Not only is this a quick, affordable, healthy way to start the morning (takes less than 10 minutes), it’s also fun dunking your toast strips and asparagus into the yolk.

Eggs yolks used to get a bad rap, but according to the USDA, egg yolks are considered a healthy option because they are high in protein, vitamins and minerals. The nutrients in eggs can play a positive role in muscle strength, brain function, eye health and more.

As a child, I remember having soft boiled eggs for breakfast. My mom would serve it in a cute little egg holders and a mini spoons which is probably what started my obsession with egg holders. Don’t you just love them!

Eggs and Soldiers with Asparagus

2
Cals:221
Protein:12
Carbs:29
Fat:70
Strips of whole wheat toast "soldiers" and crisp tender asparagus dipped into a soft boiled egg, if that's not the perfect Spring breakfast, I don't know what is!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Strips of whole wheat toast "soldiers" and crisp tender asparagus dipped into a soft boiled egg, if that's not the perfect Spring breakfast, I don't know what is!
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 egg, 1 slice toast, 5 asparagus

Ingredients

  • 4 large brown eggs
  • 4 slices whole wheat toast
  • 20 thin spears of asparagus
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat, when boiling add the eggs, cover and set the timer for 6 minutes.
  • While the eggs are cooking, make the toast.
  • Slice each piece into 4 or 5 strips.
  • When 2 minutes of cooking time remain for the eggs drop the asparagus into the pot of simmering water to cook.
  • When the timer goes off, drain the eggs and asparagus and run the eggs under cold water to stop the cooking.
  • Remove the tops of the eggs and serve with salt and fresh cracked pepper, toast and asparagus for dipping into the yolk.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 egg, 1 slice toast, 5 asparagus, Calories: 221 kcal, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 12 g, Fat: 70 g, Sodium: 227 mg, Fiber: 5 g

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57 comments on “Eggs and Soldiers with Asparagus”

  1. Pingback: Food and Fitness Friday 3 | Brook Benten

  2. Hi, I love your web site! I was wondering if I wanted to take a soft boiled egg to work to eat in a pita could I microwave the whole sandiwch for say 30 second? thank you

  3. I love this idea but my boyfriend and I are not the biggest asparagus fans, is there another vegetable you think this could work with?

    Thanks,

    Madlen

  4. funny I'm from Holland and we also call the small bread pieces 'soldiers' here.
    Used to eat this a lot when I was a kid. Just tried the recipe and it tasted so good with the asparagus.
    (We also eat the soldiers with smoked saucage in thick peasoup, it's delish for wintertime!)

  5. stupid question: when you've dropped the eggs into the boiling water, do you turn the water off and cover or continue with heat on boiling? thanks! can't wait to try this recipe.

  6. This is in the works for tonight's dinner!
    My veggie daughter is THRILLED.
    Thanks for all the great recipes and the photos help the "new to trying to cook new things" like me!! šŸ™‚

  7. I just made this for todays brunch with SUPER thick asparagus and everybody loved it!!! I had that along with a doughnut muffin and it made the perfect breakfast <3

  8. This looks really good! I love egg cups too. I was at a local store yesterday, searching for some more egg cups in the Easter Clearance and had to explain to young guy working what an 'egg cup' was. šŸ™‚

  9. Hi Gina – I love your site! You didn't mention if the eggs should be cooked at a hard boil or simmered for the 6 minutes. Thanks.

  10. My mom always made us hard boiled eggs as kids when we were sick. Instead of egg cups she used shot glasses! LOL!