Boiled eggs with cheese and ham soldiers

Boiled eggs with cheese and ham soldiers


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About this recipe: A tasty twist on a classic kids favourite, with grilled ham and Cheddar cheese toast soldiers for dipping.

aran2002 County Galway, Ireland

Serves: 4 

  • 4 free-range eggs
  • 4 slices bread
  • 150g grated mature Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices ham

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:23min 

  1. Put the eggs in a saucepan of cold water (if you put them into boiling water, the eggs could crack) then, bring the water to the boil.
  2. While the eggs are coming to a boil, toast the bread.
  3. Once the pan is boiling, turn the heat down. And simmer for 3 minutes for soft yolks or 6 minutes for hard yolks.
  4. Now lay the toast on the grill tray. Leave the crusts on, you can cut them off later. Sprinkle over the Cheddar cheese. Lay the four slices of ham on top of the toast.
  5. Put the toast under the grill for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. After the eggs have cooked, carefully remove from the saucepan. Turn off the heat.
  7. When the toast is done, remove from the grill.
  8. Cut the toast into soldiers, trimming the crusts.
  9. Cut the top of the egg with a knife. Serve!

Make ahead

Lightly toast the bread. If toasted too much, the taste would be ruined!

Make it healthier

Use granary bread for a healthier taste!

Make ahead

Sprinkle cheese on the toast to stop the ham slipping!


Wrap the eggs in a towel after simmering to keep warm.


Use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the pan to stop them falling!

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Reviews (2)


Lush although simple never thought to do it before - 28 Aug 2011


Review: It Is Those Classic Boiled Eggs! Just Add Cheese And Ham Soliders For A YUM, YUM In Your Tummy! To Describe This: Classic,Tasty,Quick! I Will Give It A 5-Star Rating! - 28 Aug 2011

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