Apr 24, 2015 Soft Boiled Eggs with Bacon & Asparagus Soldiers Soft Boiled Egg with Bacon & Asparagus Soldiers Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Ingredients - 8 asparagus spears (about 300g), woody ends discarded 4 long thin slices bread (eg Spelt Honey or High Fibre) 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon 4 Eggs Method: Heat your grill to high. Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus spears and discard. Cut the bread into 12 soldiers, a little shorter than the asparagus. Place a spear onto each soldier and wrap tightly with a rasher of bacon. Place on a baking tray, season and grill for 15 mins or until the bacon is crisp. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and simmer the eggs for about 3-4 mins, to get a runny yolk and a cooked white. Serve immediately with the warm soldiers for dipping.