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10-Minute Dippy Eggs And Soldiers

Hey breakfast lovers! Let’s talk about a childhood favorite that’s still a winner – dippy Eggs And Soldiers. It’s basically soft-boiled eggs and toast, super easy and ready in under 10 minutes with just 5 pantry staples.

Eggs And Soldiers

As a kid, I wasn’t crazy about traditional breakfast stuff, but dippy Eggs And Soldiers? Now, that’s a different story!

The kid in me still loves them and this it’s such an easy meal to make. Can you boil water? Can you make toast? If yes, you’re in business! Now let’s get cooking!

TO MAKE DIPPY EGGS AND SOLDIERS, YOU WILL NEED

Large Eggs: Choose fresh, high-quality large eggs. Check for any cracks or unusual odors when cracking the eggs.

Opt for eggs from reputable sources, such as local farmers or trusted brands. Consider free-range or organic options for enhanced flavor.

Whole-Wheat Bread: Select bread with a firm texture for toasting. Freshness matters, so consider local bakeries or bakeries with a reputation for quality.

Butter: Choose between unsalted and salted butter based on your preference for controlling the overall saltiness of the dish.

Salt and pepper.

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE BEST DIPPY EGGS AND SOLDIERS?

Fill a saucepan with enough water to completely cover an egg and bring it to a boil

Gently add one egg to the boiling water and boil it for 5 minutes (use a timer). Remove the egg from the water and immediately run it under cold water for 30 seconds to stop it from cooking further.

(if you have another, preferred method for soft boiling an egg, use that)

While the egg is cooking, toast two slices of bread. Lightly butter the toasted slices and slice the toast into 1/2 inch strips (they have to be skinny enough to dip into the top of your egg

Place your cooked egg in an egg cup, top it and start dipping those soldiers into the runny yolk!

RECIPE NOTES AND HELPFUL TIPS:

Be sure to use the freshest, best quality eggs you can find, and if you do not trust the source, do not use them for this recipe.

Make sure your eggs are at room temperature before boiling. If they’re been in the fridge, take them out 30 minutes before cooking them.

You can use other toast toppings such as chopped basil or a spice mix or bagel seasoning but don’t over-season your them. You don’t want to take away from the flavour of that creamy, delicious yolk!

Serve with fresh fruit or veggies for a complete meal.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

Yield: 2  | Estimate the nutritional information for each serving:

Calories: 254kcal | Total Fat: 144g | Cholesterol: 382mg | Sodium: 896mg | Total Carbohydrates: 151g | Sugar: 2g | Protein: 6g | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1.3mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 10mg

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FQAs):

1. What are Eggs And Soldiers?

Eggs And Soldiers is simply a name given to a soft-boiled egg in an egg cup, served with sticks of buttered toast. Dippy eggs, so called because one dips toast into them, originated in the UK and is still popular today as a children’s breakfast, but adults love them, too!

2. Is dippy Egg And Soldiers healthy?

Eggs are incredibly nutritious! One large egg has varying amounts of 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, all for 70 calories. So in my opinion, they are a healthy and versatile addition to any balanced diet.

3. Why is it called dippy Eggs And Soldiers?

Now as far as the “soldiers” go–if you’re from the UK, there’s no explanation needed, but for everyone else: when soft boiled eggs are served to little ones in Britain, the toast is cut into long strips which everyone calls “soldiers,” apparently because they’re so straight.

These are used to “dip-dip” in the yolk! So they’re called “dippy eggs!” Soft boiled eggs with soldiers holds a special place in a Brit’s food memories. If you don’t believe me, ask any Brit, (especially ex-pats) you know.

How do you eat Eggs and Soldiers?

It’s simple, but you will need an egg cup. No worries if you don’t own one as most of us have a shot glass or small measuring glass in our kitchen and these will work, also.

Use a knife to break into the top part of the egg (you can see how much I cut in the photos) then take the top off by hand. Don’t bother with the fancy egg cutters, as they really don’t work. I like a little salt sprinkled onto the egg, but others like it plain. Now, just use your soldier to dip into the soft yolk and eat them!

Use a little spoon to eat the white part of the egg in the top part of the egg and to finish eating the egg once you’ve “dipped” the yolk.

Let’s Make Dippy Eggs And Soldiers!

Eggs And Soldiers

And there you have it – this easy, yummy dippy Eggs And Soldiers is ready to take its place on your table. If you decide to give it a shot, make sure to snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook and Pinterest.

Be sure to follow us for more yummy recipes in the future. Until next time, happy cooking!

10-Minute Dippy Eggs And Soldiers

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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 pieces of your choice of bread
  • 2 small piece of softened butter
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Step 1: Fill a saucepan with enough water to completely cover an egg and bring it to a boil

Step 2: Gently add one egg to the boiling water and boil it for 5 minutes.
(use a timer)

Step 3: Remove the egg from the water and immediately run it under cold water for 30 seconds to stop it from cooking further.
(if you have another, preferred method for soft boiling an egg, use that)

Step 4: While the egg is cooking, toast two slices of bread. Lightly butter the toasted slices and slice the toast into 1/2 inch strips
(they have to be skinny enough to dip into the top of your egg)

Step 5: Place your cooked egg in an egg cup, top it and start dipping those soldiers into the runny yolk!

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