Dippy Eggs with Toast Soldiers

How to make dippy eggs with toast soldiers! This fun and healthy breakfast treat is enjoyed by adults and kids alike!

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What could be better than dippy eggs with toast soldiers for breakfast? Perfectly runny yolks, buttery little sticks of bread – it’s the perfect combination!

However, it isn’t always completely easy to make it just right every time. So here’s a helpful guide to make sure you make the best, most perfect dippy eggs with toast soldiers.

Dippy eggs are the perfect way to enjoy Soft Boiled Eggs! Or, for an entirely different style why not try some Perfect Sunny Side Up Eggs instead?

Soft boiled eggs with their tops removed, showing the inner yolk, next to some toast soldiers on jadeite kitchenware.

Dippy Eggs with Toast Soldiers

The two key components of a great dippy egg with toast soldiers are perfectly cooked soft boiled eggs with runny yolks, and some really great, buttery toasted bread.

The egg yolks simply require careful practice, excellent timing, and the willingness to maybe start again with a new egg if you accidentally leave it in the pan too long.

For the bread, make sure to get something that toasts really well, but still has a great flavor. Something like sourdough or a farmhouse white is best here.

The final dish should be rich, salty, and fun to boot, (who doesn’t like dippy eggs?) leaving you full and satisfied and ready to take on anything.

Dippy Eggs with Toast Soldiers Ingredients

This is only a quick list of ingredients, so please see the printable recipe card at the bottom for the precise amounts.

  • Large eggs
  • Sliced bread
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Dippy Eggs with Toast Soldiers

  • Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover your eggs and bring to a boil
  • Ready a bowl of ice water on the side
  • Lower each egg into the boiling water carefully using a slotted spoon
  • Boil lightly for 6 ½ minutes, then remove from the water and immediately immerse in the ice water bath
  • Make your toast in your toaster or pan, then butter it and slice into toast soldiers
  • Cut off the top third of the egg using a sharp knife and enjoy
Close-up of soft boiled eggs with their tops removed

How to Cut Your Toast Into Toast Soldiers

Every Instagram picture of dippy eggs always comes complete with the most perfectly cut toast soldiers. But how do you get that perfect look, and how do you make sure that they fit in your eggs?

The best thing to do is to make sure you are buying evenly spaced bread. Squared sandwich bread means that you can cut your bread into appropriately sized sticks without having to risk wasting any extra bread.

First, cut your bread in half, then stack the pieces on top of each other and cut it in half again. Repeat this until you reach the desired size, ensuring that they are always thin enough to fit in the hole of your eggs.

A close-up of a toast soldier being dipped into a soft boiled egg yolk

How to Make Sure Your Eggs are Perfectly Runny Every Time

The worst possible thing that could happen when making dippy eggs is ending up with a hard yolk instead of a delicately gooey runny yolk.

To avoid this, make sure you have got some kind of timer to carefully time it.

If you time your eggs exactly and cool them off in an ice water bath the moment the timer is done, you stop the cooking process and end up with perfectly cooked eggs every time.

Keep in mind that the 6 ½ minute time recommendation in this recipe is based on using refrigerator eggs, which are the standard in North America. If you live somewhere that doesn’t keep eggs in the fridge, you need to cook them for less time.

For room temperature eggs, 5 minutes and 45 seconds is a good time to get a similar yolk runniness.

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Dippy Eggs with Toast Soldiers

How to make dippy eggs with toast soldiers! This fun and healthy breakfast treat is enjoyed by adults and kids alike!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
6 minutes
Breakfast, Breakfast Meals
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices bread
  • butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Fill a saucepan with just enough water to cover the eggs (once you place them into the pot, you do not place them in now) and place on the stove. Bring to a boil.
  • While you are bringing the water to a boil, fill a bowl large enough to fit your eggs in with ice water.
  • Once the water is boiling, carefully lower each egg into the boiling water using the slotted spoon.
  • Once all of the eggs are in the water, bring back to a low boil. The water should just be bubbling around the eggs.
  • Boil for 6 1/2 minutes, then remove from the water with the slotted spoon and immerse into the ice water. Cool the eggs until you are able to handle them.
  • Make your toast in the toaster. Butter the bread, then slice into sticks, or toast soldiers.
  • Using a sharp knife, take off the top third of the egg.
  • Place the eggs in your egg cup of choice, and serve, dipping your toast into the soft boiled centers!

Recipe Notes

  • Using a whole grains bread really makes this a healthy breakfast!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 186mg, Sodium: 216mg, Potassium: 120mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 270IU, Calcium: 67mg, Iron: 2mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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How to make dippy eggs with toast soldiers! This fun and healthy breakfast treat is enjoyed by adults and kids alike!

Karlynn Johnston

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  2. Chuck says

    It’s easier to “boil” eggs, either soft or hard, in an air fryer.

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