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 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
- 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
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.
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
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 6 minutes
- Breakfast, Breakfast Meals
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 large eggs
- 2 slices bread
- 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 ½ 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!
- Using a whole grains bread really makes this a healthy breakfast!
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.