Serves 1

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices wholemeal bread
  • 1 teaspoon butter (5g)
  • Salt (optional) and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil over a medium heat. Gently lower in the eggs into the water and cook for 4-5 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, toast the bread and spread with the butter, then cut into soldiers. 
  3. Carefully lift the eggs out with a spoon or tongs if you have one and put into eggcups. Crack off the tops and season lightly with a little salt (optional) and pepper to taste.
  4. Put on a plate with the toast soldiers alongside to serve.