Irish Egg in a Cup for one

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 4 mins

Chicken and geese eggs have always been very popular in the Irish diet. "....delightful feasts come....A cluthch of eggs, honey, mast....sweet apples.." (Irish quote) Simple tasty boiled egg dish

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 fresh egg
  • 1 tablespoon fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt & pepper


  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and slip in the egg gently (prick the fat end if you have an egg pricker).
  2. Boil for 4 minutes (sea level, 5 minutes a little higher altitude).
  3. Warm a teacup.
  4. Remove top of shell& pop the egg into the warm dry cup.
  5. Chop with a teaspoon, add crumbs and butter.
  6. Salt& butter to taste, eat with a teaspoon from the cup.
Most Helpful

SO EASY. And delicious. I'll be making this often! Thanks for posting it.

BarbryT March 20, 2008

This was great - and verfy simple and can be reheated in the microwave is you add a drop of water. THank you for the recipe

mrspea78 December 06, 2007

We had two St. Patricks' Day celebrations and I served this dish for one of them. Everyone loved their egg prepared this way. The only thing I did different was to use less butter per egg. Thanks Bergy. Bullwinkle

bullwinkle March 24, 2007