Irish Egg in a Cup for one

READY IN: 6mins
Recipe by Bergy

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

Top Review by BarbryT

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

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.

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