It doesn’t have to be springtime to prop your soft boiled eggs up on a decorative egg cup. While not widespread in the United States, egg cups are quite popular elsewhere, especially in European countries. There are thousands and thousands of designs –from lowbrow to hifalutin— and many people collect (and use) them. To further the fun and to keep their breakfast treats warm, many folks also dress their eggs up in fanciful cosies, many of which are handcrafted. When serving these dolled up eggs, it’s tradition to make toast soldiers. These “soldiers” are strips of toast which are made to dip into the adorned egg’s runny yolk.
To get a feel for the many ways people coddle their eggs (see what I did there?), I’ve chosen to feature a few of these breakfast “eggscessories” that I thought were particularly charming:
Breakfast just got better, amirite?