Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on June 7, 2008

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Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers Recipe

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 cannot begin to describe the amazing blend of flavors and textures. You will just have to try it for yourself.

This is an easy Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers Recipe which can be quickly whipped up even on a workday morning and yet 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


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


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.


This Gluten Free Bacon Asparagus Egg Soldiers Recipe serves 4

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie June 7, 2008 at 6:23 pm

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 June 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm

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


StickyGooeyCreamyChewy June 7, 2008 at 9:18 pm

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


Mark*Tiff June 7, 2008 at 9:57 pm

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


Emiline June 8, 2008 at 2:20 am

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 June 8, 2008 at 7:18 am

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 June 8, 2008 at 2:55 pm


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 June 8, 2008 at 5:03 pm

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 June 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm

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


vialentino June 8, 2008 at 11:18 pm

wow….looks yummy


Jenny June 9, 2008 at 1:18 pm

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 June 9, 2008 at 2:46 pm

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 June 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm

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


glamah16 June 10, 2008 at 2:22 am

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 June 10, 2008 at 7:37 am

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


Krysta June 10, 2008 at 4:48 pm

yummy! i love eggs and asparagus


bee June 12, 2008 at 7:26 am

that is one amazing picture.


Blog Princess G June 12, 2008 at 7:08 pm

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


Anonymous January 27, 2009 at 11:52 am

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 February 20, 2009 at 12:12 pm

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 April 10, 2009 at 5:58 am

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


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