Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

Boiled Eggs and Soldiers | How To Make Dippy Eggs and Soldiers

This boiled eggs and soldiers recipe will change the way you eat breakfast forever.
Not only yourself but the kids love them and will be requesting them quite often for breakfast, brunch or even at dinner time.

Soft boiled eggs with soldiers, also known as “dippy eggs and soldiers” is a British classic breakfast for both children and adults alike.

Why is it called boiled egg and soldiers?

A soldier is a thin strip of toast, the strips that a slice is cut into are reminiscent of soldiers on parade.
The toast is sliced in this manner so that it can be dipped into a soft boiled egg that has had the top of its shell removed.

Boiled Eggs and Soldiers | How To Make Dippy Eggs and Soldiers
Yield: Yield: 1 Serve

How To Make Dippy Eggs and Soldiers

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

How To Make Dippy Eggs and Soldiers
Use our boiled egg and soldiers recipe to get the perfect runny yolk to dip your toast soldiers into.

These soft boiled eggs and soldiers are a perfect classic light meal for everyone.


  • 1 70 gram egg
  • 2 slices bread


  1. Pour 5cm water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Place the egg into boiling water on a spoon carefully so as not to crack the shell.
  3. Slow the water to a simmer. Simmer for around 5 minutes for a runny egg.
  4. Place the egg in an egg cup.
  5. Cut the top of the egg off with a knife.
  6. Toast bread, butter then cut into 2cm strips.
  7. Serve.


Cooking Method Help

Boiled Eggs and Soldiers Serving Suggestions

  • Serve immediately in an egg cup with buttered fingers of toast, known as soldiers.
  • Use a small spoon to eat the remaining egg that your soldiers can’t scoop out.
  • These soft boiled Eggs and Soldiers are perfect for breakfast, lunch or even a light dinner.

Dippy Eggs and Soldiers Variations

  • Soldiers can be made from whatever your favourite bread is. I like to use dark rye.
  • Boiled Egg and Vegemite or Marmite Soldiers;
    Many people also enjoy "marmite soldiers" in the UK or "vegemite soldiers" in Australia which follow the same principle and are spread with Marmite or Vegemite respectively.
  • Dippy Eggs with Fried bread Soldiers;
    Fry thick-cut soldiers of white bread in butter until golden.
  • Soft Boiled Egg and Avocado Soldiers;
    Spread toast with butter and mashed Avocado then cut soldiers.
  • Dippy Eggs and Dijon Soldiers;
    Spread toast with butter and thinly spread dijon mustard then cut soldiers.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 265Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 260mgSodium 404mgCarbohydrates 31gFibre 2gSugar 4gProtein 14g

"These values are automatically calculated and offered for guidance only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed."

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