Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on June 7, 2008

Maybe I have a bad memory but I hardly ever remember eating eggs for breakfast when I was growing up. We were more of a hot or cold cereal (but not sugary cereals, which I thought was VERY unfair – right up there with the no Saturday morning cartoon rule), toast or toasted English muffins and stewed, dried fruit (gross!) kind of breakfast family. The exception was when I was ill. Then it was soft boiled eggs.

I loved soft boiled eggs and I still do. Maybe it is because I was always served them when ill that they always have seemed so comforting to me. The very best was when they were served in egg cups with little toast soldiers that I dipped into the perfectly runny yolks.

I love the ritual of soft boiled eggs – placing the hot egg in an egg cup, deftly (hopefully!) slicing off the top, sprinkling with course salt and scooping up the velvety rich, thickly runny yolk along with the just set white. Somehow it makes breakfast seem like a scene from an old movie where everyone had servants and breakfast was a shared morning routine. And I still like dipping “soldiers” into my soft boiled eggs.

These days it is not toast that dips into my yolks but bacon wrapped asparagus. I can not begin to describe the amazing blend of flavors and textures. You will just have to try for yourself.

This is an easy recipe which can be quickly whipped up even on a workday morning and yet it has a touch of elegance. And as an added bonus, in my family it is a great way to get those munchkins to eat veggies.

Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers

Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers Recipe

Ingredients

8 large asparagus spears – trimmed to about 5 inches long
4 slices bacon
4 soft boiled eggs

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Cut bacon slices in half and wrap half on the stalk of each asparagus spear working up until you get to the bud of the asparagus.

Place bacon wrapped asparagus spears on a foil lines baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until bacon is browned and crispy. Place briefly on a piece of paper towel to soak up the excess grease.

Servings

Serves 4 people.

Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers are served with soft boiled eggs.

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  • Katie

    I’m new to blogging, and I love your site! Asparagus + bacon is a great idea! I’m not a bacon person, but my family loves it.

  • Peter G

    These soldiers are def marching towards a diff beat, but none the less they look amazing. Great idea Carol!

  • StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

    I adore this dish! I’ve never made it with bacon, but that will soon be remedied!

  • Mark*Tiff

    That looks so delish! We are big bacon, aspapragus and egg eaters, so this will definitely be on the menu for us!

  • Emiline

    I think this is very creative. I love the idea of “soldiers”.
    You know what? I’ve never had a soft-boiled egg. Sounds good though.

  • Vittoria

    When I was growing up we tried to have one weekend breakfast as a family. One of the choices was my dad’s specialty: Bacon and eggs, but he made 8min and 20sec eggs (or medium boiled) which he’d mash those with crumbled bacon. Heaven! We never mixed vegetable with it, but that sounds fantastic.

  • Naomi Devlin

    OH MY GOD!

    We are making the most of the short uk asparagus season here and having it every other night, but I hadn’t even thought to have it for breakfast, and with bacon. I am going straight to the butchers in the morning to get me some organic unsmoked back bacon. Fantastic!

    x x x

  • White On Rice Couple

    Mmmm, I love soft boiled eggs too. What a great looking breakfast! Dipping the asparagus and bacon in the yolks sound wickedly delicious!

  • Precious Pea

    I wouldn’t mind having this for my breakfast every day. Looks yummy!

  • vialentino

    wow….looks yummy

  • Jenny

    I love love love soft boiled eggs but since going gluten-free I haven’t been eating them much. Just not the same without the toast, but I will definitely have to try this!!

  • The Good Eatah

    What a beautiful photo Carol! I could hang that on my wall, seriously.

    And now I’m in the mood for some soft boiled eggs and some bacon wrapped asparagus — yum!

  • Jessy and her dog Winnie

    Looks like the perfect breakfast! Im also one who usually eats cereal for breakfast. This might have to change : )

  • glamah16

    Funny. We just grilled some bacon wrapped aparagus on the grill last night here in Sweden. So good. Now your inspiring me to do it for brunch with eggs.

  • Chef Erik

    Looks devine, and I don’t even eat bacon. Nice tight wrap on the asparagus. You get a 10 for presentaion.

  • Krysta

    yummy! i love eggs and asparagus

  • bee

    that is one amazing picture.

  • Blog Princess G

    I was raised on soft-boiled eggs with toast soldiers…. now this is a great idea! Wonderful picture Carol…

  • Anonymous

    You wrote you love soft boiled eggs but that they are not the same without bread. Food For Life Baking Co., P.O. Box 1434, Corona, CA 92878, bakes the breads for you!!!!!!

  • Karen

    Oh, these look so good. I am adopting you for the Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger and making these little soldiers for breakfast soon. Yum.

  • Anonymous

    Ooooh very nice! Yummy,yummy, yummy!! The victorious asparagus soldier!!!

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