Egg in a Cup

Egg in a Cup

Andy Dillon 1

"New spin on soft boiled eggs! My Great great great aunt's recipe."


4 m servings 155 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 201 mg
  • 67%
  • Sodium:
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add eggs, and cook for 3 minutes. The yolks need to be runny. While the eggs cook, crush the crackers into two coffee mugs with the butter. When the eggs are done, remove from the water, and peel. Place one soft-boiled egg into each cup. Mix into the crackers, and season with salt and pepper.
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  1. 44 Ratings


I made this for my little brother and I last night when we were both starved. He took one bite and then snatched the cup out of my hands! Afterwards he asked "are you a chef? how do you make suc...

This is a simple, delicious "comfort food." I used club crackers, and agree that 7 is way too many for one egg; next time, I'll try it with less. Also, like a previous reviewer, I used a poach...

Mmm, I remember these from my childhood. I've also made them myself once or twice since I graduated college. I do a couple of things differently, which I'll submit here for others to experimen...

I do this recipe only with torn up bread pieces in a cup... and it tastes much better then with saltines! Also I add some fresh dill cut up in it too .... talk about mmm mmm good!

Thank you, Majikman! We used to call these "Gramma's Eggs" because my maternal Grandmother used to make these -- especially when I was sick or needed comfort -- except she used one slice of butt...

I loved this & then wanted my husband to try it. He didn't want to but then did, & he loved it too! I too used club crackers but will try it w/ saltines sometime. This would be great for breakfa...

My mom used to make this for us kids when we were sick. It was so yummy! I regretted not ever getting it from her. I'm so glad this recipe was here! I poached the eggs in about 3" of water, ...

Mmm, very good, quick and easy to make. I made this with left over sausage gravy and also mixed in some cheese! Sooo good! Will definitely make this again!

Boiling for three minutes (I went for 4) will cause the shell to collapse into itself. Then you'll have to try and save what you can from the whites still stuck to the shattered shell. This wa...