14 Reviews

These were very good! A little heavy on the butter for my tastes, but an overall tasty recipe. It is often some feat to time soft-boiled eggs properly, and this recipe had the timing nailed down to a science. My eggs turned out perfectly soft to the minute. This recipe also brought back childhood memories for me - my mother prepared these often for me and my sisters.

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HeatherFeather March 22, 2002

my daughter usually has 2 for breakfast EVERY morning!!!

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kitina March 22, 2002

Oh Bergy, thanks for this delightful reminder of my childhood! My (Irish) paternal grandmother used to make this many times for breakfast, and it was such a treat to have this yummy meal again. Okay, I confess, I did not add as much butter as suggested into my eggs ... although I did add some. What a terrific St. Paddy's Day "brunch" -- I cooked up some bacon, too; it was an easy meal to prepare. I must continue to make soft-boiled eggs; I had forgotten how good they are. Thanks again for posting!

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Lennie March 18, 2002

What a great memory! I always asked for "A Humpty Dumpty egg with Soldiers" My mom would soft-boil the egg for me and I would dip the toast soldiers into the egg. Sometimes she drew a smiley face on the egg aswell!

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danlynclark November 10, 2003

These came out wonderful! This was the first time I have added butter to the eggs or toasted the bread soldiers. Made for virtual culinary cruise 2009.

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PrimQuilter September 14, 2009

A lovely lunch treat. Simple, fast and yummy. Reminds me, too, of having it as a child. Why did we stop?? I did double the toast and used 9-grain bread because I simply don't ever have white bread anymore. My cutting-off-the-top-of-the-egg skills definitely need work! :-)

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BarbryT March 06, 2008

I am sorry I just noticed that I haven't reviewed your recipe! It seems I have been using your timings forever :) They are just perfect, thank you!

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najwa July 27, 2007

This was a childhood favorite!! Mama used to think that butter was a food group.... I agree. Thanks for sharing! T.J.

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davinandkennard July 25, 2007

I've always waned to do this, and wasn't raised on this style of eggs. Loved it, thanks!

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vmpashley July 24, 2007

A cute way to serve eggs. Thanks Bergy. Bullwinkle

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bullwinkle August 17, 2006
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