Perfect soft-boiled eggs with tomato soldiers


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes6 Servings
*PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes
Perfect soft-boiled eggs with tomato soldiers

Perfect soft-boiled eggs with tomato soldiers.
Photo, John Cullen.

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 6 eggs

  • 1 large heirloom tomato

  • 3 slices of bread

  • butter

  • Course salt

  • Freshly ground pepper


  • Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover with lid. Let stand 3 min.

  • Meanwhile, slice tomato very thinly. Toast bread, spread with butter and layer tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cut each piece of toast into 4 strips (soldiers).

  • Remove eggs from water and place into egg cups. Slice off tops with a knife, and serve each soft-boiled egg immediately with toast soldiers for dipping.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 141, Protein 8g, Carbohydrates 10g, Fat 8g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 163mg.