Let me be completely honest with you.
I went through 2 cartons of eggs before I was able to soft boil them to look like they do in these photos.
And now? I’m a pro. I eat soft boiled eggs morning noon and night – way more than I eat scrambled or fried.
Trust me, they’re way easier to make than I ever would have thought.
So let me save you a lot of time and energy by simply telling you how I did it.
And while we’re at it, I’ll share with you one of the most delicious and healthy breakfasts out there.
A breakfast that’s so good… You don’t even have to be a healthy eater to enjoy it! You just have to like good food, because this is g o o d food.
So let’s talk about a few of the ingredients that make this meal so delicious.
We’ve got sweet potatoes… my new favorite bread replacement.
I mean look at that thinly sliced potato… Doesn’t it look just like a piece of toast?!
Plus, sweet potatoes have a wonderfully unique flavor.
Not to mention it’s chock full of nutrients such as Vitamin A, C and Potassium. Sweet potatoes are also high in an antioxidant called beta-carotene (This is where they get their orange coloring).
Beta-carotene “can help ward off free radicals that damage cells through oxidation, which can speed up aging and make you vulnerable against chronic diseases. This antioxidant can help support your immune system, as well as lower your risk of heart disease and cancer” (source)
To get the potato to appear similar to a slice of bread, you will want to slice it as evenly as possible the whole way through. Use a sharp or serrated knife to do this.
I typically don’t eat the “butt” of the potato as it wont lay flat like a slice of bread. Totally up to you.
I then toss them into the toaster oven and toast both sides. This can be done in an oven as well, although I personally prefer the toaster oven because it’s faster/more energy efficient to use.
The rest of the recipe is pretty self explanatory (except for the eggs of course).
We’ve got avocados, which are full of healthy fats and “offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving” (source).
Then there’s lime juice, which will add a punch of flavor and Vitamin C…
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And of course, cilantro! I really really love cilantro, but I know you either love it or you hate it!
(Side note… did you know cilantro is the leafy green of a coriander plant?!)
If you can’t stand the taste of cilantro, substitute it for an herb you like! I love adding fresh herbs to most of my dishes…
…the crispy texture and refreshing taste of them adds a nice punch to any plate.
If you are trying to cut costs, be cautious of how many fresh herbs you are buying, trust me I learned this the hard way!
So now let’s get back to the hard part… the dreaded soft boiled eggs.
After reading the instructions below, I hope you’ll find they aren’t as hard to make as you’d originally thought!
Let us know any tips you’ve found on how to soft boil an egg in the comments below! Tell us some of the unique ways you use soft boiled eggs!
- 3 Eggs
- Sweet Potato, sliced longways, each slice 1/2″ thick
- 1 Avocado
- Cilantro – Chopped
- 1 Lime – Juice
- Olive Oil
- Preheat your toaster oven or oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread a thin layer of olive oil on either side of the sliced sweet potatoes. Place them on a pan and into the oven for 20 minutes, or until the tops of them become a golden-brown color and the centers are soft to the touch.
- Place all 3 eggs in a single layer in a sauce pan. Fill the pan with enough cold water that the eggs are covered by one inch.
- Bring the water to a boil, and watch the eggs carefully. As soon as the water boils, turn the heat off and cover the eggs.
- After 1.5 to 2 minutes remove the eggs from the water. Let them cool for a few minutes then peel each egg and cut in half.
- Cut the avocado in half. Scoop out the insides of the avocado onto the sweet potato. With a fork mash the avocado until it become soft and spreadable.
- Cut the lime into quarters. Squeeze one quarter of the lime on top of each sweet potato slice.
- Place 2 egg halves on each sweet potato slice.
- Cover with chopped cilantro, salt, pepper and ENJOY!