I grew up eating this simple, British breakfast called soldiers and eggs and I am so excited that I now get to make this for Asher!
It’s a catchy name for kids. A breakfast of soft poached eggs and sliced toast (the soldiers) covered in butter that get dipped into egg yolk. Mmmm.
Kids love them! And adults. I’m not going to pretend that I don’t.
Egg yolk is rich in nutrients and a big reason why I love serving egg yolk to my kids.
Nutrients in egg yolks:
calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
Egg nutrition differs from egg to egg
Depending on the chicken’s environment and what they eat, egg nutrition differs from egg to egg. Studies show that organic, pasture raised hens produce eggs richer in vitamin A, E, Beta Carotene, and omega 3’s. That’s why I find it so important to choose quality eggs, such as pasture-raised where the hens have access to roam freely and eat bugs instead of living in tight quarters. Also look for non-GMO eggs, where the hens are not fed processed, GMO corn and soy products. Since we are exposed to what the chickens eat, I find this to be equally important.
How to cook:
First, toast your bread. While it’s toasting, bring a half pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, very slowly (I like to use a spoon) lower your egg into the water.
Put your timer on! This is very important as not having the right time will end up in a raw or hard boiled egg.
Set the timer for 2 minutes on a gas stove, 4.5 minutes on an electric stove.
When timer goes off, quickly put egg/s under cold water.
Add your egg to a cute little holder like this (helps for cracking and holding the egg upright) and crack the top with a spoon. Take the shell off only the top half.
Butter your toast and then cut into strips. Your soldiers are now ready for dipping!Print