soft boiled eggs with proscuitto toast

soft boiled eggs with proscuitto toast


These eggs are just how my children eat eggs, so when we asked a friend of theirs what eggs he would like for his birthday breakfast he said soft boiled. I added the prosciutto toast and the rocket and the adults loved them too! Every weekend I cook eggs a different “style”. These were Jessie style for the little friend whose birthday it was.

eggs jessie style

Eggs Jessie style


Serves 2

Prep time – 20 minutes

Cooking time- 15 minutes



2 thick slices sourdough bread

100g prosciutto thinly sliced

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Cracked black pepper

4x 70g ( large ) eggs

50g rocket leaves


1 Preheat the oven to 180°c. Line a tray with baking paper. Cut each sourdough bread slice into 4 even soldiers.  Wrap a piece of prosciutto around each slice and lay onto tray. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil, Season with cracked pepper. Bake for 10-12 minutes till golden brown and crisp, you may need to turn once during cooking.

proscuitto toasts

2 Meanwhile place eggs gently into a medium saucepan and just cover with water bring to the boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat as soon as it starts to boil, to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3 minutes, spoon out gently from the hot water and into a small tea cup or egg cup. Cut the tops of and season with cracked black pepper. Serve with the prosciutto toasts and some rocket leaves.

 Sizzle tipto get eggs soft boiled, and just the way you like them, can be tricky; you may have to have a few goes at it to adjust to your stove, the heat, and how big your eggs are.  Start with just 4 eggs in a medium sized pan and just cover with water. The eggs will continue to cook after you take them out of the boiling water, so if they are not cooked enough simply pop the tops back on and leave in the egg cups to continue cooking. Soon you will get the hang of it and enjoying delicious soft boiled eggs.

jessie style 2