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Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Wouldn’t you know it, I got sick on Mother’s Day weekend with a terrible cold. Thankfully my family took great care of me. I haven’t felt much like eating until today when I woke up craving eggs with bacon. I decided to make soft boiled eggs, which are my favorite when I don’t feel well. I normally serve my soft boiled eggs with buttery toast soldiers but today I decided to serve bacon-wrapped asparagus soldiers instead. What a terrific combination! I absolutely loved the asparagus, bacon, and eggs dipped together and this tasty breakfast made me feel a bit better. I look forward to making this again for my family because I know they will love it.

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Wrap the trimmed spears of asparagus with half of a piece of bacon each.

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the bacon-wrapped spears seam side down into the hot skillet. Cook, rolling occasionally, until the bacon is cooked through and crispy on all sides and the asparagus is tender, about 10-13 minutes. Place on a paper towel to drain excess fat.

Once the asparagus starts cooking, heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling. Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid. Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove.  

When the six minutes are up, run the saucepan and egg immediately under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled. Using a butter knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently slice the top bit of the egg off. Place the egg in the soft egg dish and serve with the bacon-wrapped asparagus soldiers and the egg top. Serve with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Enjoy.

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Side Note: If you don’t have the soft egg dish, you can peel the egg completely (carefully) and serve in a ramekin.

 

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Soldiers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1 -2
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 4 Asparagus spears wooden ends trimmed
  • 2 slices of bacon cut in half
  • 2 eggs
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wrap the trimmed spears of asparagus with half of a piece of bacon each.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the bacon-wrapped spears seam side down into the hot skillet.
  • Cook, rolling occasionally, until the bacon is cooked through and crispy on all sides and the asparagus is tender, about 10-13 minutes.
  • Place on a paper towel to drain excess fat.
  • Once the asparagus starts cooking, heat an inch of water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Add the egg, reduce the heat to medium, and cover with a lid.
  • Let the egg cook for 6 minutes then remove it from the stove.
  • When the six minutes are up, run the saucepan and egg immediately under cold water until the egg is cool enough to be handled.
  • Using a butter knife, crack the top edge of the egg then gently slice the top bit of the egg off.
  • Place the egg in the soft egg dish and serve with the bacon-wrapped asparagus soldiers and the egg top. Serve with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper on the side.
  • Side Note: If you don’t have the soft egg dish, you can peel the egg completely (carefully) and serve in a ramekin.
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8 Comments

  1. Don’t you just love bacon wrapped asparagus? Great idea pairing it with eggs for breakfast or brunch.

  2. Looks good from here. Can’t remember my last soft boiled egg.

  3. You are definitely a bold and imaginative breakfast cook! I wouldn’t have the patience to make all that for myself — or for anyone else!

    best….mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. I cook my soft boiled eggs for 3 minutes, not 6! Your bacon wrapped asparagus looks like a wonderful accompaniment to your egg. I hope you’re feeling better, Pam.

  5. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing another awesome recipe as always! Been a long time reader and I found all your recipes
    wonderful. Tried a few of them as well but not as deliciously looking like yours. Keep up the great work!