Egg box brunch

Why use a plate when you can use the egg box? This is such cool way to serve up a brunch and saves you washing up! I used the 6-egg cartons for this, and also cut one 12-egg carton in half, to look the same. I filled them with soft boiled eggs, avocado, crispy bacon and toast ‘soldiers’, but you can use whatever you want. I recommend using a small piece of greaseproof paper to line the bottom of the bottom of the egg carton holes, just for hygiene reasons.

Ingredients: (makes 2 egg boxes)

  • 2 6-egg boxes (or a 12-egg box cut in half)- I think brown boxes look the best
  • 4 eggs (I would recommend spending a little extra for this, as it makes a big difference in taste. I like the Clarence court eggs or the Sainsbury’s golden yolk eggs- both come in brown boxes, but don’t worry if you can’t find these)
  • 8 rashes of streaky bacon (I got the lean streaky bacon from Waitrose)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 pieces of wholewheat bread
  • Chilli flakes (optional)
  • Baking parchment


  1. Pre heat the grill.
  2. Put a large pan of water on the boil and add the 4 eggs to this once boiling. Usually 5-6 minutes in the boiling water is best for soft runny yolks.
  3. Meanwhile, put the bacon on some foil or baking parchment and place in the grill, until crispy.
  4. Then, cut small squares of baking parchment and use it to line 4 of the egg holes.
  5. Put the 2 pieces of bread in the toaster. Once done spread with butter and cut into rectangles. Put these in the lid of the box.
  6. Fill 2 of the egg holes (lined with parchment) with avocado, scooped out with a spoon. Top this with the chilli flakes, salt and pepper.
  7. Fill the other 2 holes with the parchment, with crispy bacon.
  8. Fill the last 2 holes with the soft boiled egg.
  9. Serve with a spoon.Processed with VSCO with f2 preset

Enjoy! X

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