Dippy eggs with Marmite soldiers

Dippy eggs with Marmite soldiers

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

Start the day the right way, with this quick, easy and nutritious breakfast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal372
  • fat21g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein17g
  • salt1.09g
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  • 2 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 4 slices wholemeal bread
  • a knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • Marmite
  • mixed seeds


  1. Bring a pan of water to a simmer. Add 2 eggs, simmer for 2 mins if room temp, 3 mins if fridge-cold, then turn off heat. Cover the pan and leave for 2 mins more.

  2. Meanwhile, toast 4 slices wholemeal bread and spread thinly with butter, then Marmite. To serve, cut into soldiers and dip into the egg, then a few mixed seeds.

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10th Feb, 2017
Great recipe which made perfect dippy eggs, thank you for this fail safe method for cooking eggs.
30th May, 2013
Yummy!! Had this today and what a taste sensation! Really makes boiled eggs interesting. Will become a regular now in our house
30th May, 2013
Yummy!! Had this today and what a taste sensation! Really makes boiled eggs interesting. Will become a regular now in our house
19th Mar, 2013
Yum! I've been having dippy eggs with marmite for a while but have never quite perfected getting the runny yolk but set white (I always either overdo the yolk or underdo the white - bleughhh!). These instructions were perfect, though. Thanks!
6th Feb, 2013
Love soft-boiled eggs, love Marmite, but think I'd rather stick with unspoiled buttered toast for this - though the seeds are an interesting addition. However - my contribution is that if you want perfectly soft-boiled eggs at 8,200ft (Colorado Rockies), boil for exactly 7 minutes (from fridge). Took me a while to work this out!
18th Jul, 2012
Just made this delicious breakfast, I have to say that I was a little unsure about the mixed seeds on the side but to my surprise it worked really well and tasted great! Will def make tins breakfast again and may even try it out on my husband!!
25th Mar, 2012
I put my fridge cold eggs onto hot but not quite boiling water and all of them split, so I had hard boiled eggs :( Has any one had success with cold eggs? I'm living proof that even with a recipe, some people can't (soft) boil an egg!
24th Oct, 2011
Amazing. Didn't have seeds so omited them and used wholemeal pitta instead of normal brown bread which worked brilliantly. It had probably been about 10 years since i'd last had a runny egg but now I'm having them all the time. It's really the marmite that makes this though as the savoury punch adds so much extra flavour and thus enjoyment. Yum.
21st Oct, 2011
such a good idea. marmite forever!
25th Sep, 2011
Anyone tried sprinkling some sesame seeds on a non-non-stick cast iron frying pan (As I bought, thanks to Jamie Oliver's Duck Breast recepe, which I've lost) , and putting the soldiers face-down on them, and 'toasting the toast' for a minute or two? I'll give it a shot tomorrow, as Girlie's on holiday and can afford to be ill for a couple of days...Expect(orate) a report back soon...


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