Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

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

This boiled egg 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, breakfast, brunch or even at dinner time.

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

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

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.


  • 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 and Boil for around 3 minutes for a runny egg , at least 4 - 5 minutes for a firmer 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.


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.

Dippy Eggs and Soldiers Variations

  • Vegemite or Marmite
    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.
  • Fried bread.
    Fry thick-cut soldiers of white bread in butter until golden.
  • Avocado.
    Spread toast with butter and mashed Avocado.
  • Dijon.
    Spread toast with butter and thinly spread dijon mustard.

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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

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