How to Make Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

by Rick Armstrong

The perfect boiled 'dippy' eggs and buttered brown seeded soldiers


  • 4 Sliced bread
  • 4 Duck eggs
  • 2 Liters Water
  • 4 Grams Salt
  • 2 Grams Pepper
  • 4 Grams Butter
  • 1 Slotted spoon
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 4 Egg cups
  • 1 iPhone
  • Bread knife
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Fill a saucepan with enough water to cover your eggs and add a large pinch of sea salt. Turn the gas up high and get it to a 'violent' boil.

    Step 2

    Use a pin to pierce a hole in the bottom of each egg. This stops the shells cracking when dropped into the boiling water.

    Step 3

    An egg with a small hole in it.

    Step 4

    Wait until the water is at a 'violent' boil.

    Step 5

    Using a slotted spoon quickly add all eggs to the boiling water

    Step 6

    Do not reduce the heat when you add the eggs.

    Step 7

    Start a 5 minute timer (for smaller eggs reduce the time to 4 minutes)

    Step 8

    Start some nice toast

    Step 9

    Get your warm plates ready with 2 egg cups on each

    Step 10

    Eggs boiling away.

    Step 11

    After 4 minutes (with 1 minute remaining) take the pan off the heat

    Step 12

    1 minute to go!!!

    Step 13

    Once the eggs have had 5 minutes take them out as quickly as possible with the slotted spoon and put on a tea towel to dry.

    Step 14

    Butter toast

    Step 15

    Put 2 slices on top of one another and slice down the middle

    Step 16

    Then slice into fingers

    Step 17

    Using a bread knife and give a quick tap 3/4 of the way up the egg (use a tea towel to hold the egg if you don't have asbestos hands)

    Step 18

    Slice through the egg quickly. Don't worry if you cut slightly through the yolk just use the shell to hold all in place.

    Step 19

    Cut right through the egg and hold together.

    Step 20

    Add the eggs to the egg cups and sprinkle with salt flakes.

    Step 21

    Freshly ground black pepper

    Step 22


    Step 23

    Dip your soldiers into the creamy yolk.