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Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Cooking, Food, Recipes | 0 comments

What We Ate: Egg In An Egg Cup

What We Ate: Egg In An Egg Cup

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Sometimes breakfast is a catastrophe in our house. I’ve learned to succumb to the fact that our children are hungry first thing in the morning and it is wise to feed them before attempting anything else for the day.

One of our favorite go-to breakfasts is an egg in an egg cup. What’s that, you ask? It’s simply a soft-boiled egg with half the shell peeled to create a make-shift “bowl”. We like to slice whole wheat toast strips for dipping. Sometimes we serve with a lightly cooked tomato.

My husband’s family hails from England so he grew up with this breakfast. His mother & grandmother enjoy finding us egg cups – our collection is growing which brings some early morning joy to the kids.


How to make Egg In An Egg Cup:

(You can find egg cups fairly inexpensively at places such as Crate & Barrel and Ikea. Or, splurge a little for something more intricate and fun at Shapeways or Bloomingdale’s. Unfortunately, most of the really fun sets are not available at US retailers, likely because it’s not typical fare for Americans 🙁 .)

Place egg(s) in cold water. Boil on HIGH for 3-4 minutes.

Take egg out of water & crack gently along center diameter with a spoon or knife. Peel top half of egg while leaving bottom half in tact. Place in egg up & serve hot alongside par-cooked tomatoes, toast strips or other dip-able yummies.


It’s fun to let the child peel the egg if they’re old enough. Be sure to remind them of the shell that remains in the cup.

What’s your go-to breakfast??


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