Irish Egg in a Cup for one

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 6 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • About This Recipe

    “Chicken and geese eggs have always been very popular in the Irish diet. “….delightful feasts come….A cluthch of eggs, honey, mast….sweet apples..” (Irish quote) Simple tasty boiled egg dish”


  • 1fresh egg
  • 1tablespoonfresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1tablespoonbutter
  • salt & pepper
  • Directions

  • Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil and slip in the egg gently (prick the fat end if you have an egg pricker).
  • Boil for 4 minutes (sea level, 5 minutes a little higher altitude).
  • Warm a teacup.
  • Remove top of shell& pop the egg into the warm dry cup.
  • Chop with a teaspoon, add crumbs and butter.
  • Salt& butter to taste, eat with a teaspoon from the cup.
  • Reviews

  • “SO EASY.And delicious.I’ll be making this often!Thanks for posting it.”

  • “This was great – and verfy simple and can be reheated in the microwave is you add a drop of water.THank you for the recipe”

  • “We had two St. Patricks’ Day celebrations and I served this dish for one of them. Everyone loved their egg prepared this way. The only thing I did different was to use less butter per egg.Thanks Bergy.Bullwinkle”

  • “My dad used to make this for me!!I still crave it at times!Thank you for posting this, Bergy – it’s nice to have it written out!!”

  • “This was absolutely delish! I really enjoyed this so much, I had two! Very simple and quick breakfast dish that isn’t too demanding on a waking palate. Thanks so much for sharing this Irish treasure! Sláinte mhath!”

  • “This made for a delicious little breakfast. With a touch od elegance, I might add. Very Easy! Thank you Bergy! Well Wishes on your road to total recovery!”