10.08.2009

Dippy Eggs


I woke up this morning to a little battle being waged in my belly. The anchovies, black olives, and mushrooms that were on the pizza I made for dinner last night were not getting along well in there. That could only mean one thing: dippy eggs were in order for breakfast. My mom used to make dippy eggs for me as a kid and serve them in a Humpty Dumpty egg cup - what a comforting breakfast. It had been years since I'd made one, so I had to consult Mr. Bittman for boiling time. In case you're looking, he uses the more widely accepted name for dippy eggs in his book: soft-boiled eggs. Some dry toast. A salt shaker. Done. Hoping this settles the stomach...


Have you joined in on Abby's week of breakfast?
I'm back to my cereal tomorrow.

12 comments:

Alison Hodges said...

No dippy eggs for me this morning, but I did have a wonderful scrambled egg sandwich on rye bread last night. I love eggs, and I love rye bread!

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

hope the dippy eggs did their job :)
{i've never heard them called that before - majorly cute}

Cheryl Arkison said...

That's exactly what my husband calls them too!
Personally, I've never had them this way, but I see a weekend breakfast here.

Maryanne said...

Dear Suzy,

Hope the dippy egg did the trick and that your tummy is better.

Went right to the kitchen cupboard and did find the little green squirrel egg holder which I wrapped in tissue and put in a drawer for you. Not sure where Humpty Dumpty is now! Love, Mom

Little Gray Pixel said...

I feel kinda daft even saying this, but the ways of the dippy egg are mysterious to me. How do you eat it?

Pete Lutjen Sr. said...

Wow Suzy!!!...haven't heard "Dippy Eggs" for a long,
long time!!! When I was a kid back in Erie thats what my Mom called them...I thought they were a special treat because I could eat just the yoke and
toast...never did (still don't) like egg whites. Even
started separating the white and yoke and soft
boiling the yokes to lay on buttered toast...Yum!
Your Mom made me save the whites and she used them in baking!
Love to you guys...Dad

Chickenbells said...

Oh...how could it NOT solve all those tummy problems? My mom use to make more toad in the holes rather than dippy eggs, but still lovely nonetheless (which I'm now craving...)

connie said...

oh how the toast gets all that runny salty egg-ness on it... that is just so perfect. and what a cute egg cup

shy_smiley said...

your pizza sounds delish... too bad your tummy didn't take to it. Did the dippy egg do the trick, or have you found yourself under the weather?

diving Boracay said...

OMG!!! How I wish my breakfast is like this. It is so yummy!!!

LeeAnn said...

I've never gotten the hang of soft boiled eggs. Mostly because I forget about them on the stove, so I usually revert to over easy eggs and dry toast with a glass of milk. It really is a perfect breakfast to make anyone feel better -(or to gross out my husband because he can't stand runny egg yolks)-

amandajean said...

i've never had "dippy eggs". did they settle your stomach?