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Dippy eggs with crumpet soldiers  recipe

Dippy eggs with crumpet soldiers recipe

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Give your breakfast soldiers some extra oomph by layering up crumpets with a seriously savoury cheese topping. Your mornings just got a whole lot happier. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 365 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 crumpets
  • 1⁄2 tsp yeast extract (such as Marmite)
  • 25g sliced Tesco Finest Vintage Cheddar
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    21g 30%
  • Saturates

    10g 51%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 21.9g Protein 22g Fibre 1.2g


  1. Preheat the grill to high. Put 4 large eggs in a saucepan, add enough cold water to completely cover, then set over a medium- high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 4 mins (for a soft-set yolk). Meanwhile, put 6 crumpets on a baking sheet.
  2. Spread ½ tsp yeast extract such as Marmite) evenly over each crumpet, then top each with 25g sliced Tesco Finest Vintage Cheddar. Grill for 4-5 mins until the crumpets are crisp and the cheese is melted.
  3. Remove the eggs from the pan, put in egg cups and slice off the top with a knife. Cut the crumpets into soldiers and serve with the eggs to dip in.

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